China on Monday [19 November 2018] launched an anti-dumping investigation into imports of barley native to Australia, the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) said in a statement. MOFCOM had received requests from the China Chamber of International Commerce (CCOIC), a nationwide business organization, accusing Australia of dumping vast amounts of barley by selling at less than the average value…Full Article: ECNS.cn Nov 2018

Key Point

  • In 2017, China imported 6.48 million MTs of barley from Australia, or USD 1.28 billion worth of barley. Australia accounted for 73% of China’s barley import supply.

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  • From 2015 to 2016, Nanjing’s (Jiangsu Province) barley imports decreased from 3.6 million MTs to 1.5 million MTs. The Port of Huangpu, Guangdong Province, saw its imports decline from 1.2 million MTs to 895,222 MTs. The next three largest regional barley importers were Dalian, Qingdao, and Guangzhou.
  • From 2012 to 2016, China’s barley imports rose from 2.5 million MTs to 5 million MTs. In 2015, China’s barley imports hit a peak of 10.7 million MTs. Over the 2012 to 2016 period, Australia accounted for 67% of China’s total import supply (by volume) on average. The next largest suppliers were Canada (730,449 MTs in 2016), France (635,580 MTs in 2016) and Ukraine (352,712 MTs).

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