Barley Market Overview in Pakistan
In value terms, barley production dropped to $ in estimated in export prices. In general, production continues to indicate a drastic downturn. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2011 when the production volume increased by % y-o-y. Over the period under review, production reached the peak level at $ in 2008; however, from 2009 to , production failed to regain the momentum.
In , the average barley yield in Pakistan dropped slightly to kg per ha, leveling off at the previous year's figure. Overall, the yield continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2011 with an increase of % year-to-year. The barley yield peaked at kg per ha in 2007; however, from 2008 to , the yield stood at a somewhat lower figure. Despite the increased use of modern agricultural techniques and methods, future yield figures may still be impacted by adverse weather conditions.
In , approx. ha of barley were harvested in Pakistan; with a decrease of -% against the previous year's figure. Overall, the harvested area showed a pronounced curtailment. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2013 with an increase of % against the previous year. The barley harvested area peaked at ha in 2007; however, from 2008 to , the harvested area failed to regain the momentum.
The value of the barley market in Pakistan contracted to $ in , which is down by -% against the previous year. This figure reflects the total revenues of producers and importers (excluding logistics costs, retail marketing costs, and retailers' margins, which will be included in the final consumer price). Overall, consumption saw a pronounced setback. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2011 with an increase of % y-o-y. Barley consumption peaked at $ in 2008; however, from 2009 to , consumption stood at a somewhat lower figure.