Ukraine doubled barley exports in January against December


Ukraine exported 140.8 KMT of barley in January 2018, i.e. almost twice as much as it shipped abroad in December 2017 (72.1 KMT), but 13% less than in the same month a year ago (161.7 KMT was exported in January 2017).

Ukrainian exporters supplied 3.95 MMT of barley to foreign markets in the first seven months of the current season that is down 12% year-on-year (4.47 MMT was exported in July-January 2016/17), reports UkrAgroConsult.

In January, the bulk of Ukrainian barley was shipped to Saudi Arabia, the European Union and Libya. The share of Turkey continues expanding. Ukraine supplied some 148 KMT of barley to this market at the time, i.e. 11% more than for the entire last season.

A substantial surge in Ukrainian barley shipments to China (790 KMT, or up 263% from MY 2016/17) has entailed a drop in supplies to end markets such as Libya, Israel, Jordan, Tunisia and others.



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