Malt Barley is used to produce beer through fermentation of sugars present in them. The production also includes hops, adjuncts and yeast.

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    As per Beroe's analysis, for the 2019/2020 period, the net production is valued at 153.3 MMT while the consumption is around 149.4 MMT.

    As per the report, Turkey and Australia are the emerging supply countries that observed a whopping 26% and 13% increase respectively.

    Following the insights from the barley procurement intelligence report shared by Beroe, the key importing countries of the industry are: Saudi Arabia (32 percent share) China (28 percent share) Iran (5 percent share) Libya (5 percent share)

    According to the barley market report shared by Beroe, the key consuming countries are: E.U .(37 percent share) Russia (10 percent) China (7 percent) Saudi Arabia (6 percent) Similarly, the key producing countries are: E.U. (41 percent) Russia (12 percent) Ukraine (7 percent)

    The ideal contract length that prevails in the barley market is 2.5 ' 3 years. The benchmark prices are decided as per CBOT and Wheat MATIF Euronext.

    According to Beroe's report, the top malt barley supplier with their listed capacities are: Soufflet Group ' 2,148,000 MT Malteurop Groupe ' 2,138,000 MT Cargill Malt ' 2,126,000 MT GrainCorp Malt 1,333,000 MT Boortmalt Gr. Axereal ' 1,093,000 MT

    According to Beroe's analysis, the E.U. region is the most unfavorable for the production of barley as its climate is a little wet. However, unlike the E.U., regions like Russia and Canada are considered favorable for barley production.

    As per the barley markets report by Beroe, the largest regional malting capacity split is being held by the E.U. with a nearly 45% share. It is followed by Asia, North America, South America, and Russia with 28%, 12%, 8%, and 8% shares respectively.

    The bulk global demand for barley is likely to change in the coming years due to a decline in the acreage of barley cultivation due to the availability of cheaper alternatives like Soy and Corn.

    As per Beroe's study, the largest barley market based on the production size is being captured by Europe with production being close to 7.2 MMT. Next-in-line is the APAC region with a market size of 4.4 MMT, followed by North America and South America with production size being 1.9 MMT and 1.3 MMT respectively.

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    Barley Global Industry Outlook

    Global supply of barley rose sharply as the stocks increased drastically due to lockdown and very low consumption in Brewing and Animal feed

    Production is expected to witness minimum growth in the upcoming years due to the higher stocks and risk of extreme low prices


    Barley and Malt Barley Global Supply – Demand Analysis 

    The total global production of barley in over the last four years has increased by 12 percent, while consumption for the same period has climbed by 12.4 percent, driven mainly by feed and beer industries

    • Europe and Russia along with Ukraine remain the largest producers of barley accounting for 62 percent of the total share
    • Barley is majorly used for feed purpose, however a moderate but crucial portion of it goes into beer manufacturing. Europe and Russia tops the barley producing and consumption charts due to its high domestic and export demand
    • The bulk of the global demand comes from feed sector, however this might change in the next coming years due to decline in acreage of barley cultivation due to cheaper alternative feed such as Soy and Corn
    • The effect is more pronounced in the overall production of barley since feed accounts to 72% of barley usage
    • Meanwhile the demand for malt barley, which is used in manufacturing beer is growing significantly

    The consumption from Europe and Russia involve for both feed and food while countries, such as Saudi Arabia use only for feed purpose. China also uses majorly for beer manufacturing purpose, as their primary feed come from corn, which is much cheaper

     Market Outlook - 2016/2017

    • Post 2016, the production of barley specifically for feed is expected to have a downfall trend due to cheaper alternatives, such as corn and soy
    • In 2016, the world production of barley is estimated at ~147,932 Thd MT, whereas the consumption is estimated at ~120,935 Thd MT
    • Europe dominates in the global production of barley at 42 percent, which is closely followed by Russia and Ukraine together at 20 percent
    • Germany and France are the largest producers for Europe 

    Global Barley and Malt Barley Trade Dynamics 

    Europe is the largest producer and consumer of barley. However, their major export variety is feed and they domestically consume 80–90 percent of the malt barley, which is used to produce beer. Russia and Ukraine together account majorly for feed-type barley, which is primarily exported to Saudi Arabia and China.

    • Post 2015, the trade volumes witnessed a slight drop due to the fact that China had abundance of corn and it was considered as a cheaper alternative to barley for feed industries
    • Since 2013, the global trade volumes of barley was growing, however, has recently started to fall slightly. This is due to the fall of barley stocks globally

    Why You Should Buy This Report

    • Analysis of barley market, supply-demand trends, and trade dynamics of regional (Europe, Canada, Russia, Ukraine) and global markets.
    • Porter’s five force analysis of global barley market, supplier market share and key profiles of players like Soufflet Group, Malteurop Groupe, Cargill Malt, etc.