In particular, Ukraine’s barley exports totaled 1,973 thousand tonnes in July - August of the 2017/2018 marketing season, which is 10.5% less compared with the same period in the 2016/2017 marketing season.
At the same time, Ukrainian barley was actively purchased by China. In the reporting period, Ukraine supplied 560 thousand tonnes of barley to the Chinese market, which is already 87% more than for the whole last marketing season (300 thousand tonnes).
Also, Ukraine increased barley exports to the European Union countries during the current marketing season. In particular, Ukrainian exporters supplied more than 220 thousand tonnes of barley to the EU during the reporting period, which is 18% more compared with the same period last marketing season.
Traditionally, the product market for Ukrainian barley is Saudi Arabia, which purchased over 680 thousand tonnes of barley, or 35% of total supplies, during the reporting period.