Production

Post maintains production at 4 MMT. Central Anatolia produces more than half of Turkey's barley crop and experienced serious drought in 2013/2014. Central Anatolia relies almost entirely on precipitation. Barley yields in the region were more than 50 percent lower in MY 2014/2015 compared to the previous MY.

Barley planting is finished. The 2015/2016 barley area is essentially the same as in 2014. A barley shortage and high prices in 2014 attracted farmers, especially in central Anatolia. Weather conditions after planting are favorable for barley. Due to insufficient domestic stocks, post forecasts Turkish barley imports at 1.5 MMT.

PSDBarley

2012/2013

2013/2014

2014/2015

Market Begin Year

Jun 2012

Jun 2013

Jun 2014

Turkey

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Area Harvested

3,300

3,300

3,330

3,330

3,400

3,400

Beginning Stocks

910

450

469

150

899

730

Production

5,500

5,500

7,300

7,300

4,000

4,000

MY Imports

259

250

86

50

1,500

1,500

TY Imports

266

250

596

50

750

750

TY Imp. from U.S.

0

0

0

0

0

0

Total Supply

6,669

6,200

7,855

7,500

6,399

6,230

MY Exports

0

50

6

50

5

5

TY Exports

0

50

9

50

5

5

Feed and Residual

5,300

5,100

6,000

5,800

5,200

5,200

FSI Consumption

900

900

950

920

850

850

Total Consumption

6,200

6,000

6,950

6,720

6,050

6,050

Ending Stocks

469

150

899

730

344

175

Total Distribution

6,669

6,200

7,855

7,500

6,399

6,230

1000 HA, 1000 MT, MT/HA