On November 18, 2014, MAFF announced Japan's official 2014 barley production statistics. Planted area for both two-row and six-row barley increased slightly. However, the production volume decreased by 7.0 percent and 9.0 percent respectively from the previous year's level, as rain during harvest in some of the major growing areas resulted in lower yield. Naked barley production increased slightly over the previous year, as a 5.0 percent increase in planted area overcame a 4.0 percent decrease in yield due to rain at germination and cold temperatures during the growing season. The import statistics for MY2013/14 are summarized below. Post has updated the PS&D based on final MY2013/14 trade data and MAFF production statistics.

Japanese Barley Production

Type of Barley

Production

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

Two-Row Barley

Crop Area (Hectares)

36,000

36,600

37,600

38,300

37,500

37,600

Production Volume (MT)

115,800

104,300

119,100

112,400

116,600

107,900

Yield (MT/Hectare)

3.22

2.85

3.17

2.93

3.11

2.87

Six-Row Barley

Crop Area (Hectares)

17,600

17,400

17,400

17,100

16,900

17,300

Production Volume (MT)

52,200

44,800

38,700

47,800

51,500

46,800

Yield (MT/Hectare)

2.97

2.57

2.22

2.80

3.05

2.71

Naked Barley

Crop Area (Hectares)

4,350

4,720

5,130

4,970

5,010

5,250

Production Volume (MT)

11,200

11,800

13,700

12,200

14,700

14,800

Yield (MT/Hectare)

2.57

2.50

2.67

2.45

2.93

2.82

Barley Total

Crop Area (Hectares)

57,950

58,720

60,130

60,370

59,410

60,150

Production Volume (MT)

179,200

160,900

171,500

172,400

182,800

169,500

Japanese Barley Imports

Japan Import Statistics

Commodity: Barley Total

Year Ending: September

Partner Country

Unit

Quantity (MT)

% Share

% Change

Oct & Nov

2012

2013

2014

2012

2013

2014

2014/2013

2014

World

MT

1257,042

1,354,336

1,294,330

100.00

100.00

100.00

- 4.43

157,456

Australia

MT

959,413

772,927

705,936

76.32

57.07

54.54

- 8.67

59,340

Canada

MT

270763

496,484

343,652

21.54

36.66

26.55

- 30.78

38,584

United States

MT

5,026

64,717

183,162

0.40

4.78

14.15

183.02

0

Russia

MT

21,734

0

32,300

1.73

0.00

2.50

0.00

5,780

Ukraine

MT

0

20,205

29,273

0.00

1.49

2.26

44.88

0

United Kingdom

MT

0

3

5

0.00

0.00

0.00

66.67

0

China

MT

0

0

2

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0

Czech Republic

MT

1

0

0

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0

Germany

MT

105

0

0

0.01

0.00

0.00

0.00

0

Romania

MT

0

0

0

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

53,752

PS&D

Barley

2012/2013

2013/2014

2014/2015

Market Begin Year

Oct 2012

Oct 2013

Oct 2014

Japan

USDA Official

New post

USDA Official

New post

USDA Official

New post

Area Harvested

60

60

59

59

59

60

Beginning Stocks

389

389

367

365

341

341

Production

172

172

180

182

172

170

MY Imports

1,356

1,354

1,294

1,294

1,300

1,300

TY Imports

1,356

1,354

1,294

1,294

1,300

1,300

TY Imp. from U.S.

58

65

165

183

0

80

Total Supply

1,917

1,915

1,841

1,841

1,813

1,811

MY Exports

0

0

0

0

0

0

TY Exports

0

0

0

0

0

0

Feed and Residual

1,250

1,250

1,200

1,200

1,200

1,180

FSI Consumption

300

300

300

300

300

300

Total Consumption

1,550

1,550

1,500

1,500

1,500

1,480

Ending Stocks

367

365

341

341

313

331

Total Distribution

1,917

1,915

1,841

1,841

1,813

1,811

1000 HA, 1000 MT, MT/HA