Turkey stepped up Ukrainian barley imports by 26%


Ukrainian exporters supplied 4.01 MMT of barley to foreign markets in the first eight months of the current marketing year that is 14% less than at the same time last season (4.67 MMT in July-February 2016/17), reports UkrAgroConsult.

February barley exports were 53% less than in the previous month and down 67% on the year (201.9 KMT was shipped abroad in February 2017).

The top importers of Ukrainian barley included Saudi Arabia, China, the European Union and Libya. The share of Turkey continues growing. Ukraine supplied over 167 KMT of barley to this market at the time, i.e. 26% more than for the entire last season.

Due to a boost in Ukrainian barley exports to China (up 263% on the year at 790 KMT against 300 KMT in MY 2016/17), a decline is observed in deliveries to end markets such as Libya, Israel, Jordan, Tunisia and others.



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