- SovEcon estimated Russia's April grain exports at 1.3 MMT vs. 1.7 MMT a month ago, due to lower barley exports. In March, barley exports reached a record level for that month of 716,000 tons thanks to high demand from Saudi Arabia

- Russia's Ag Min said farmers planted 2.7 MH of spring barley through April 30, or 33.1% of the planned total planted area vs. 3.6 MH a year ago

- EU in week ended Apr 28 granted licences to export 202 KMT of barley, bringing the total this season to 7.609 MMT vs. 5.178 MMT a year ago

- FranceAgriMer said 90% of France's winter barley crops were in good to excellent condition as of Apr 27 unchanged from a week ago and vs. 72% a year ago