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Australian January malting barley exports jump, up 2pc for feed

Liz Wells, March 9, 2020

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.

MALTING Nov Dec Jan Tonnes
China 0 68052 201222 269274
Japan 0 21000 6180 27180
Thailand 1333 1090 1151 3574
Vietnam 3457 4846 47122 55425
TOTAL 4790 94988 255674 355452

Table 1: ABS malting barley export data for November and December 2019 and January 2020.

FEED Nov Dec Jan Tonnes
Bahrain 0 0 43 43
China 0 31500 33000 64500
Hong Kong 12 12 0 24
Japan 0 0 3300 3300
Korea 508 541 12693 13743
Malaysia 0 175 166 340
New Caledonia 22 45 0 67
New Zealand 0 5800 0 5800
Pakistan 0 671 0 671
Philippines 959 445 456 1859
Singapore 0 2 1 3
Taiwan 2212 8141 4651 15005
Thailand 66690 120731 116261 303683
UAE 819 579 1035 2434
Vietnam 468 2302 3031 5801
TOTAL 71692 170944 174637 417273

Table 2: ABS feed barley export data for November and December 2019 and January 2020.

SORGHUM Nov Dec Jan Tonnes
China 801 0 0 801
Japan 42 129 0 171
Malaysia 0 0 23 23
Philippines 240 264 264 768
Taiwan 150 100 0 250
TOTAL 1232 493 287 2012

Table 3: ABS sorghum export data for November and December 2019 and January 2020.

Source: ABS

 

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