ODESA: Ukrainian barley enjoys significant demand this year. Since the beginning of the season, 2.8 million tons have been exported, which is an absolute record for this period.
In August 2021, Ukraine exported 1.7 million tons of barley. This is 56% higher than the July shipments and 30% higher than August 2020.
China remains the leading buyer of Ukrainian barley, which increased imports by 24% compared to the same period last year.
For two months of the season, over 366 thousand tons of Ukrainian barley were exported to Turkey (for comparison, there were only 23 thousand tons).
In addition, purchases also increased in comparison with the last season: Tunisia (+ 41%), Jordan (+ 12%), Morocco (5 times), Lebanon (8 times), Algeria (3 times).
Recent slight price decline for barley stopped. Purchasing prices in main Ukrainian ports have reached the level 245-250 $/t.
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