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Barley Market Perspectives

July 7, 2023 HIGHLIGHTS Seeded area of Canadian barley for 2023 was reported by StatsCan at 7.32 mln acres, up 4% from last year’s 7.04 mln acres and in line with the 5-year average acreage. Acreage gains were led by Alberta, with an 8% increase while Saskatchewan plantings were only 1% larger than last year. The latest crop […]

Varietal Purity – A cornerstone of Canada’s Malting Barley value proposition

Canada is recognized as a premium producer and supplier of barley and malt to the global malting and brewing industries. Varietal purity is a cornerstone of premium malting barley. Producers have an important role in ensuring varietal purity in Canadian malting barley. CANADA’S QUALITY BRAND Canada’s reputation for quality malting and malted barley is our […]

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Barley Market Perspectives

March 10, 2023 CANADA BARLEY PRODUCTION, SUPPLY & TRADE UPDATE With a healthy sized and good quality barley crop in Canada in 2022, the industries that rely on Canadian barley including Canada’s malting industry, international customers of feed and malting barley and the grain exporters that supply them, as well as the domestic livestock sector, […]

Malting Barley Seeded Area

Barley seeded area in Canada in 2022 was down 15.1% from 2021 to 7.044 mln acres, however with significantly improved growing conditions this year, barley production is estimated at 9.429 mln tonnes, above the previous 5 year average of 8.871 mln tonnes. According to provincial crop insurance data, malting barley varieties accounted for 48.2% of […]

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Barley Harvest Update

Barley Harvest Progress Update – October 13, 2022 The 2022 crop harvest in western Canada is wrapping up, ahead of the average pace in Saskatchewan and Alberta, while Manitoba’s harvest is about 2 weeks behind normal. Generally, warm and dry weather at the end of August and through much of September on the Prairies allowed farmers […]

Barley Market Perspectives – March 9, 2022

BARLEY MARKET PERSPECTIVES March 9, 2022 HIGHLIGHTS According to major agriculture analytical organizations such as the USDA and the IGC, the global barley S&D is historically tight. With world ending stocks projected at 16.7 million (mln) tonnes at the end of 2021-22 according to the USDA, that would be the lowest stocks since 1983. The […]


Market News  – Both Russia and Argentina currently have barley export taxes in place. Russia increased its tax this week from US$31 to $35.30 per tonne on barley. In Argentina, the export taxes are US $36 on malting barley and $32.40 for feed barley. – In its Sep. 10 report, the USDA estimated 2021-22 global barley carry out […]

2021 Canadian Barley Harvest & Quality Update

Written November 8, 2021 The 2021 barley harvest in western Canada was largely wrapped up by the end of September this year, with the exception of a few areas such as the Peace which were completed in October.  By all accounts 2021 was one of the worst growing seasons in a generation with dismal results […]

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Barley Market Perspective

Global Barley Report – September 15, 20212021 PRODUCTION & SUPPLY Argentina: After a very dry period, recent rains in Argentina have boosted crop prospects. Local Argentine analysts are now forecasting 4.5-4.8 mln tonnes of barley output. Australia: Despite smaller seeded area in Australia (down approx. 5%), a good growing season has barley output projections rising with the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABARES) […]

Harvest Progress Report – Sept. 3, 202

September 3, 2021 – Crop conditions in Western Canada deteriorated through July and August due to severe drought which affected crop growth and development. Now rainfall is creating more concerns as farmers harvest their crops. The combination of drought and now wet harvest weather in some regions have significantly affected the size and quality of the western Canadian […]