AUSTRALIA’S malting barley exports in January at 255,674 tonnes were up 269 per cent on the December figure, while feed barley exports climbed 2pc over the month to 174,637t.
China’s imports of malting barley at 201,222t were almost triple the December figure of 68,052t, while its purchasing of feed barley at 33,000t in January was up slightly from the December figure.
This is despite the country’s ongoing investigation of historic Australian feed barley values.
Sorghum exports remain negligible to reflect the very small crop harvested last year, and the strong demand from the drought-affected eastern Australian domestic market.
Table 1: ABS malting barley export data for November and December 2019 and January 2020.
Table 2: ABS feed barley export data for November and December 2019 and January 2020.
Table 3: ABS sorghum export data for November and December 2019 and January 2020.
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