Barley exports from Kazakhstan keep falling


Barley exports from Kazakhstan continued falling in February 2017. They totaled 82 KMT that month, or almost 42% less than in February 2016.

Thus, Kazakhstan exported 30% less barley in the first half of the current season than at the same time a year ago (527.4 KMT against 749.6 KMT in September-February 2015/16), reports UkrAgroConsult.

Traditionally, Iran remains the key end market for Kazakh barley with the country’s export share reaching 90%.

Despite the overall decline in shipments, supplies to Uzbekistan are on the rise. Kazakhstan exported 22.9 KMT of barley there in the period under review. This is 5% more than shipped for the whole last season.

Taking into account the current export pace, exportable stocks of Kazak barley may decrease in MY 2016/17. As a reminder, Kazakhstan exported 825 KMT of barley in MY 2015/16.



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