UK: Barley exports down 41% in 2021/22
In 2021/22, UKs barley exports were down 41% on the previous season and 37% lower than the five-year average in 2021/22 at 761.82 thousand tonnes, the latest HMRC UK trade data showed.
Domestic demand returning to near pre-pandemic levels last season, combined with a 14% year-on-year drop in production led to a tighter barley balance sheet and therefore less exports.
Domestic demand is expected to stay strong in 2022/23 and with the UK barley crop this year also expected to be smaller than average, its likely exports will remain at this level going into this new season.
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