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April 23, 2018 | Reuters
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Growing Trade War Roils Grain Flows

China imported one of the highest tonnages of barley in years in March

Growing Trade War Roils Grain Flows

According to Reuters, China imported one of the highest tonnages of barley in years in March, while sorghum arrivals fell by 21%, customs data showed on Monday, in a sign that China’s growing trade spat with the United States is roiling grain flows.

China imported 860,000 tonnes of barley in March, up 22% on a year ago and the third highest monthly level since at least the start of 2016.

Demand for barley, used in both animal feed and brewing, has risen since China said in early February it would investigate alleged dumping of another feed grain, sorghum, by the United States.

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