According to APK-Inform figures, by October 2019 only Kazakhstan almost managed to reached the high level of last year in the shipments of barley on foreign markets. Generally, for the first 4 months of the season the grain exports totaled 437 thsd tonnes, a decrease of 14% compared with the same period last season. In July-October of 2019/20 MY, Kazakhstan already realized the potential of barley exports from the country at 26%. In the coming months, Kazakh companies plan to stabilize the rates and volumes of barley exports.
According to APK-Inform estimations, in the current MY barley exports can reach 1.7 mln tonnes, down 6.6% compared with the record figures of the season-2018/19, reported the analyst of APK-Inform Agency.
Traditionally, Kazakhstan exported almost all volumes of barley to Iran. However, it is necessary to stress the difficulties in concluding of contracts with the country in the current year, due to the sanctions imposed by the USA against the banking system of Iran.
In October 2020, Kazakhstan supplied 210 thsd tonnes of the grain to Iran, against 143 thsd tonnes in the previous month. Also, Kazakhstan shipped 6.5 thsd tonnes and 4.2 thsd tonnes of barley to China and Uzbekistan, respectively.