Ukraine. Barley exports far behind last year


Although exports have been on the rise since the start of MY 2018/19, this season’s barley shipments to foreign markets are far behind last year, report UkrAgroConsult’s analysts. So, Ukraine shipped abroad 1.36 MMT of barley in July-August 2018/19, or 62.7% less than in the same period last season (almost 2 MMT).

Ukraine exported 770.5 KMT of barley in August 2018/19. This is 30.1% more than in the previous month, but 34.7% less than in August 2017/18.

As before, the top importers of Ukrainian barley in the new season are Saudi Arabia and China. These two countries absorbed a combined almost 79% of total barley exports from Ukraine at the time.

At the same time, during the first two months of the current season, Saudi Arabia already imported almost half as much barley as for the whole of MY 2017/18.

More detailed information on the latest trends in grain exports, supply and demand balances with breakdown by crop, price behavior as well as on crop conditions and progress in harvesting/planting in the countries of Black Sea Region is available to subscribers for weekly market report "Black Sea Grain" by UkrAgroConsult.


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