Russia decreased barley exports by 28%


In September 2016/17 Russia increased barley export volumes compared to August, but they are still 18% lower than in September 2015 (466.7 KMT against 568.3 KMT in September 2015), reports UkrAgroConsult.

Over 3 months of the season barley exports from Russia are 28% behind last season totaling 1268.6 KMT compared to 1766.2 KMT in July-September 2015/16. Share of key importer – Saudi Arabia still accounts for 55% in the structure of barley exports, but in the actual volumes the quantity exported is 452.7 KMT or 39% lower (totaling 702 KMT). Higher exports were observed in the destination of such smaller markets as Algeria, Lebanon, Israel and Egypt.

Exports to Morocco exceeded the volumes of last season  - 19.3 KMT over the first three months of 2016/17 against 16.9 KMT over the whole 2015/16.

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It should be mentioned that Ukraine increases barley exports to this prospective supply market. In the reporting period Ukrainian exporters managed to export 86 KMT to Morocco compared to 25.3 KMT over the whole previous season. Barley import necessity of Morocco is estimated at the level of 800 KMT, according to USDA.



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