Ukraine. Barley exports down 35% in MY 2018/19


Barley exports from Ukraine decreased 35% in Q1 2018/19 (July-September), to 2.0 MMT against 3.1 MMT shipped abroad in the same period last year, reports UkrAgroConsult.

The first quarter of MY 2018/19 features some changes in the range of export destinations for Ukrainian barley. Apart from traditional major end markets (Saudi Arabia and China), this season’s top five biggest barley importers included Japan, Tunisia and Egypt. At the same time, compared to Q1 2017/18, barley exports to Saudi Arabia lowered by 5% and those to China dropped by 55%.

On the other hand, Egypt already imported 64.2 KMT of Ukrainian barley in July-September this season following minimum imports in MY 2016/17 and no purchases in MY 2017/18.  Barley supplies to Japan increased 275%, to Tunisia - up 249%.  

September shipments of Ukrainian barley were 34% less than in the previous month.

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