Saudi MY 2019/20 barley imports are estimated at 7 million MT, an increase of 500,000 MT over a year earlier. MY 2020/21 imports are projected at 6 million MT, a reduction of 1 million MT. The reduction is due to a recent Saudi government overhaul of longstanding feed import subsides and a large reduction in barley subsidies. Import subsidies for most animal feed ingredients have been eliminated. The government has begun providing direct production-based subsidies to poultry producers, and per head subsidies to small livestock producers. Import subsidies for forage products have been increased.