February 27, 2012


Ukraine's feed barley demand flat



Despite the likelihood of lower winter barley harvest due to perishing acreage, buying interest of feed barley in Ukraine remain unchanged, according to APK-Inform.


Many buyers continue purchasing the same volumes of the grain and do not plan to increase the rates of purchases of feed barley.


According to market participants, the situation is mainly caused by the fact that many buyers do not have the opportunity to purchase large-scale grain volumes at the current market selling prices.


Moreover, taking into account the fact that the situation on the barley market last marketing year was largely identical to the current one (inactive trading and purchasing activities, limited number of grain offers, highest possible selling prices), many buyers adapted to work in such conditions and do not see any point to radically change the strategy of purchases.


While speaking about the rates of purchasing activity for the grain next marketing season, many market participants emphasise the need to wait for receiving of the harvest of spring barley. Besides, according to data of the market monitoring, many domestic consumers of barley prefer purchasing spring barley.


To date, many market experts agree that the first forecasts concerning the prospects of harvest of winter barley can be made on the basis of germination of monoliths, selected after ending of the frost.

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