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Russia grabs more of barley market as supplies dip elsewhere

Global inventories will shrink to their lowest level in more than three decades, giving top producer Russia a chance to grab more of the export market after its crops benefited from ample rains.


SMALLER barley harvests from Europe to Australia are helping Russia offload its bumper crop faster than anywhere else.

Russian exports of the grain used mostly for animal feed surged 60 per cent so far this season, government data show. For the whole of 2017-18, the country'...

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