Saudi Arabia is growing less wheat, so can Australia fill the need for imports?

With Saudi Arabian demand for foreign wheat growing each year, Australian grain traders say its presenting new opportunities for Australian wheat exports.

Until recently, the desert Gulf nation produced so much wheat that it was able to export to other Middle Eastern and North African markets.

In the mid 2000s, the Kingdom's leaders realised the cost of water subsidies they were paying farmers was far greater than the cost of buying grain on the international market, so the policy was unwound.