The Future of Brewing Barley

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In 2011, the world harvested an estimated 132.35 million metric tons (MT) of barley for all uses, including not just brewing, but also animal feed and human food. This estimate is virtually the same as the yield recorded in 2002, when 134.6 million MT of barley were harvested worldwide. The world’s malting and brewing industry, which currently produces some 1.8 billion hectoliters (hl) of beer a year—and which has grown an average of 2.8 percent annually during the past decade—requires only about one quarter of the global barley harvest, or less than 35 million MT. (more…)

European Union – Malting barley unlinks from other grain markets

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Different from other grains, malting barley prices in the EU have moved slightly higher. Just like crude oil, corn and wheat have reacted on growing concerns of a slowdown of economic growth and the European debt crisis, whereas malting barley has remained stable and even trended higher for some origins and shipment periods. (more…)

Schill Malz/GermanMalt no longer independent

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As GrainCorp stated in a public announcement on 05. October, it had completed the purchase of GermanMalt GmbH & Co. for an enterprise value of €58 million, inclusive of €18 million in inventory and working capital. (more…)