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Ukraine reduces exports of barley in 9 times in Jan 2016

Ukraine reduces exports of barley in 9 times in Jan 2016

KIEV: According to the official customs data, in January 2016 Ukraine exported 21.8 thsd tonnes of barley, as opposed to 200.4 thsd tonnes in December 2015.

The major buyer of the Ukrainian grain – Saudi Arabia – significantly decreased its purchases (15 thsd tonnes in January 2016, against 88 thsd tonnes in the previous month), as well as Libya (7 thsd tonnes, against 37 thsd tonnes). In January, Ukraine did not realize shipments to Jordan, while in December 2015 the export supplies of barley to the country reached 53 thsd tonnes.

Generally, in July-January of 2015/16 MY the export volumes of barley from Ukraine totaled 3.9 mln tonnes, a decrease of 1% compared with the same period of 2014/15 MY, according to APK-Inform.