Kazakhstan continues exporting barley at a record pace 2 August, 2018 at 16:08

The latter half of MY 2017/18 witnesses a gradual slowdown in barley exports from Kazakhstan. So, 131.8 KMT was shipped abroad in April, or 17% less than in March. However, this is more than four times as much as in April 2017 and the largest volume of April’s exports since MY 2000/2001.   

In total, Kazakhstan exported 1.21 MMT of barley in MY 2017/18 (September – April), or 74% more than in the whole of MY 2016/17.  

The top buyers of Kazakh barley include Iran, Uzbekistan and Afghanistan. During the reporting months, Iran boosted purchases to 1.16 MMT that is already 86% more than in the whole of MY 2016/17. Shipments to other markets were comparable to those of the same period last season.

Kazakh barley was supplied to the EU market quite actively this season (11 KMT in the period under review). Just minor single shipments were made to this destination before.