Globel barley market is tightest in 34 years.

The global downward trends in grain prices have affected barley significantly. This season barley prices were at a six-year low. At the same time, the world barley trade is rather weak. In July-March 2016/17, global barley exports lag 8% behind last season. The main drop is seen in the European market. Having boosted exports, Ukraine managed to just partially offset the fall in European sales. The situation will change in 2017/18 season: competition among major exporters is expected to weaken. Overall, the world’s production will decrease 7%.