- EU in week ended Apr 14 granted licences to export 357 KMT of barley, bringing the total this season to 7.265 MMT vs. 5.122 MMT a year ago

- Strategie Grains estimated 2014/15 EU barley exports at 8.7 MMT vs. previous estimate of 8.4 MMT

- Strategie Grains estimated 2015/16 EU barley exports at 9.0 MMT vs. previous estimate of 8.3 MMT

- Ukraine's Ag Min said farmers planted 2 MH of spring grains through April 17, or 87% of the planned total planted area vs. 2.5 MH a year ago, incl. 1.5 MH of barley vs. 1.9 MH a year ago