Chinese Malting Barley Outlook
- Published on Friday, 30 September 2011 13:51
U.S. Grains Council Assistant Director in China Sam Niu reports that Chinese farmers lack interest in planting malting barley and often plant it on poorer land because production costs keep increasing and there are no government subsidies. As a result, profitability is lower for barley than for corn or wheat.
China is expected to import 2.2 million tons (101 million bushels) of malting barley this year.