- EU in week ended Apr 21 granted licences to export 142 KMT of barley, bringing the total this season to 7.407 MMT vs. 5.171 MMT a year ago

- China's Mar barley imports rose 56.92% on year to 849,447 tons, incl. 536,075 tons from Australia, 174,008 tons from France and 113,641 tons from Canada

- China's Jan-Mar barley imports rose 170.42% on year to 2.659 MMT

- Algeria's Jan-Mar barley imports rose to 286,052 tons vs. 212,979 tons during the same period of 2014

- Stats Canada estimates Canada's 2015 barley plantings at 6.5 million acres (avg expected 6.7 MA) up 10.2% from 2014 and oats plantings at 3.6 million acres (avg expected 3.1 MA) up 30.3% from year ago

- China's Mar sorghum imports a record 922,200 tons

- China's Jan-Mar sorghum imports rose 453% on year to 2.27 MMT