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Argentina could export 240,000 tonnes of barley next season to China

Argentina is jockeying to get more of its malt barley into Chinese beer, now that Asia’s mega-economy is locked in a trade fight with its top barley supplier Australia. Argentina is expected to export 120,000 tonnes of barley to China this year and for the next season, if the Chinese maintain import taxes on Australian barley, it could double to 240,000 tonnes, maybe more if barley farms in France and Canada have bad crop weather, said industry sources.

Source: Reuters