Saudi Arabia: Barley Trade Quarterly

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On April 15, 2021, the Saudi government represented by the Saudi Grains Organization (SAGO) handed back the barley imports and distribution business to the private sector by selling 1.84 million metric tons (MMT) of barley through an open and competitive bidding process to six local grain traders. The move officially ended a longstanding government monopsony in barley trade that Saudi Arabia established several decades ago. For MY2020/21, Post projects total Saudi barley imports at 6.87 MMT, which is an increase of approximately three percent compared to the previous marketing year.

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