Vietnam bought the first cargo of Romanian barley in August 2016
In the second month of 2016/17 MY pace of Romanian barley exports steeply decreased, compared to last season and to the 5-year average for this month, reports UkrAgroConsult. The volume exported was 76.5 KMT (217.3 KMT in August 2015/16; 280.3 KMT – 5 year average).
Thus, since the beginning of 2016/17 (July-August) Romania exported 537 KMT of barley according to the statistics data, which is 29% lower than over the same period last season (757 KMT).
According to UkrAgroConsult data, key buyers in August 2016 were Algeria -35% of the total August barley exports, Libya – 19%, Saudi Arabia -17% and for the first time – Vietnam – 14%.
Over July-August 2016/17 lower purchasing activity is seen from Jordan and UAE.