Source says 85,000 tn Argentina barley arrived at Mundra port on Sat

About 85,000 tn of barley from Argentina arrived at the Mundra Port in Gujarat. The commodity has been contracted at $215 a tn, on cost-and-freight basis. Of the 85,000 tn barley, about 40,000 tn has been bought by Gurugram-based The Malt Co (India) Pvt Ltd, 20,000 tn by Haryana-based Barmalt Malting India Ltd, and the rest by SABMiller India. This is the second shipment of the grain and a total of 145,000 tn has been imported from Argentina since January. Traders estimate that barley output in 2017-18 (Jul-Jun) is likely to be at 1.0-1.1 mln tn, compared with 1.6 mln tn in 2016-17