No significant change in production and trade estimates. Contacts' estimations for 2014/15 production range between 2.7-3.2 million tons. There has been some area loss due to excess rain primarily in the south east of Buenos Aires province and erratic yields throughout the area. The harvest is fully completed.

Barley Argentina

2012/2013

2013/2014

2014/2015

Market Year Begin: Dec 2012

Market Year Begin: Dec 2013

Market Year Begin: Dec 2014

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Area Harvested

1,500

1,500

1,270

1,270

900

900

Beginning Stocks

214

214

333

333

583

593

Production

5,000

5,000

4,750

4,750

3,000

3,000

MY Imports

0

0

0

0

0

0

TY Imports

0

0

0

0

0

0

TY Imp. from U.S.

0

0

0

0

0

0

Total Supply

5,214

5,214

5,083

5,083

3,583

3,593

MY Exports

3,581

3,581

2,900

2,890

1,600

1,600

TY Exports

3,647

3,647

2,829

2,829

1,600

1,600

Feed and Residual

100

100

300

300

200

200

FSI Consumption

1,200

1,200

1,300

1,300

1,400

1,400

Total Consumption

1,300

1,300

1,600

1,600

1,600

1,600

Ending Stocks

333

333

583

593

383

393

Total Distribution

5,214

5,214

5,083

5,083

3,583

3,593

1000 HA, 1000 MT, MT/HA