Argentine barley exports to China smash records amid Australia spat

Export declarations, filed to Argentina's ministry of agriculture, show that already 1.1 million tonnes of barley has been sold year-to date, which traders said was almost all going to the world's second-largest economy.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Argentina's barley exports to China are set to soar to a record 1 million tonnes in 2021, industry sources and sales data show, as Beijing looks beyond its traditional top supplier Australia amid a lengthy diplomatic standoff between the two countries.

The sales bonanza, revealed by industry sources in Argentina and China, underscores how the South American grains powerhouse is plugging the supply gap that opened last year after diplomatic tensions led China to slap a 80.5% tariff on Australian barley.

Export declarations, filed to Argentina's ministry of agriculture, show that already 1 . . .

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