CBH Group exports from four ports in Western Australia, including Esperance Port.

Complexity may cruel CBH offer

ANALYSIS: CBH has served WA grain growers for more than 80 years, but debate is raging about whether now is the time to kill the co-op.


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Co-operatives, unsuitable to the modern business era? try telling that to 13,000 farmer shareholders of dairy giant Fonterra, 7 million customer owners of Desjardin Bank, Canadian mutual bank ranked second safest in the world or 170,000 fans who co-operatively own FC Barcelona, second richest foot club - I could go on, another 3 million times. Co-ops have 1 billion members globally. 30% of global agriculture is co-operatively owned. Look again. Here's just the Top 300 of those 'under achievers':

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WA Revenue most recent financial year

1st-CBH Group$3.48bn
2nd-Plum Grove$534.7m
4th↓KB Foods$404.8m
5th↓Craig Mostyn Group$403.5m
82 agribusiness ranked by WA revenue most recent financial year

WA export revenue

4th-Fortescue Metals Group$11.20bn
5th-Gold Corporation$7.90bn
6th↑CBH Group$3.10bn
7th-Alcoa of Australia$3.00bn
8th-Roy Hill Holdings$3.00bn
49 exporters ranked by WA export revenue most recent financial year

WA Revenue

1st-CBH Group$3.48bn
3rd↓St John of God Health Care$1.69bn
5th-Geraldton Fishermen's Co-operative$303.2m
60 not for profit businesses ranked by WA revenue most recent financial year

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