Field of malting barley© Tim Scrivener
The paperwork required for the UK to export barley to mainland China has finally been signed off, opening up a market which AHDB estimates could be worth £20m a year. Demand for barley in China has been growing fuelled by a large and fast-growing beer market while domestic production has, at the same time, been in decline. In total, the Chinese are looking to import seven million tonnes of barley this year. See also: Strong Chinese demand sees pig exports rise […]
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