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Global Barley Industry Report: by Application; Country Overview; Recent Events; Value Chain Analysis; Production Process; Trade Analysis; Cost Structure; Price Analysis; Indicator Analysis; Market Dynamics: Drivers & Constraints, Industry Events, Innovations & Trends, SWOT Analysis; Porter’s Five Forces: Buyer Power, Supplier Power; Market Analysis; Industry Best Practices; Key Supplier Analysis, 2022-2027

Barley Industry Report by Regional Category Spend, Price Analysis, Key Demand and Price Indicators, and Best Buying Practices

The global barley market reached a value of about 146 million tons in 2021. The industry is projected to grow at a CAGR of around 6.34% in the forecast period of 2022-2027 to reach a value of about 230440 thousand MT by 2027.

The global barley industry report gives a comprehensive analysis of the industry, including key segments, trends, drivers, restraints, the competitive landscape, and other essential market aspects. The product is widely utilised for its end-uses, including usage as a feedstock and as a raw ingredient in the manufacturing of beer. The market is growing in the growing need for various convenience foods, clean label trends, expanding uses in the food and beverage sector, and an increasing desire for natural ingredients.  In the industry report, the critical demand indicator is the highest category spender by region—Europe.

Industry Definition and Segmentation

Barley is an important cereal grain farmed in temperate areas worldwide. 70% of its output is utilised as animal feed, while 30% is used as a fermentable ingredient for beer and some distilled drinks and a component of other cuisines. It's used to make bread, drinks, stews, and other meals. It is a complete grain that contains fibre, vitamins, and minerals. These provide a variety of health advantages. The barley industry report comprises segments by type (covered, hulled, hulless, grits, flour, pearl and quick pearl), grade (feed grade, malt grade, food-grade), application (food and beverages, pharmaceuticals, seed industry and nutraceuticals), and region (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East, and Africa, and South America).

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and South America Regions are Driving the Growth of the Industry

Being the world's most significant producer and consumer of barley, Europe uses up to 90% of malt barley in the production of beer. The European Union, which produces over 40% of the world's barley, is one of the most important producing areas. France and Germany are the two largest barley producers in the European Union, with the bulk of their output used to make beer. Russia and Ukraine are two of the world's major producers. These areas are benefiting from rising local and export demand. Russia produces roughly 65% of all barley consumed in Europe.

Its feed and alcohol production application are primarily driving the barley market. It is owing to the product's various nutrients like vitamins and minerals, carbs, proteins, and fatty acids. As a result, the substance is useful as an ingredient in various food-related applications. It was formerly used as a food grain, but it is now more commonly employed as a brewing component and a natural sweetener, resulting in significant market expansion. The feed industry is the most critical application category for barley. Consumer demand for the product is increasing throughout Europe, helping boost total demand and exports. Rising demand from Middle Eastern nations like Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and Kuwait is primarily utilised for animal feed, and the worldwide barley market is being propelled by increasing demand.

Best Procurement Practices

The global barley industry report by Procurement Resource gives an in-depth analysis of the best buying practices followed by major global barley regions across the globe, such as engagement models, contract terms, and buyer and supplier negotiation levers, among others.

Category Management Studies

Steeping is the initial step in the malting process, and its primary goal is to let the seeds absorb enough moisture by weight to sprout effectively. Wet steeping and air rests are the two stages of steeping. The kernels are soaked in cool hard water for a brief period, just long enough for the seeds to sprout. The moisture content of the barley is examined to ensure that it has taken in roughly 42-46 percent of its weight in moisture, after which the water is drained, and the grains are set to rest. Germination is the second stage of barley malting. The seeds are spread out on malting beds and germinate when the steeping process is completed. The degree to which grains are sprouted is referred to as modification. As a result, the purpose of this step is to ensure consistency in improvement. A specific temperature and maintaining the moisture level govern the rate of germination. It takes around 3-5 days for the seeds to germinate. The grains are checked regularly to verify that all of the sources are sprouting and changing simultaneously. After being thoroughly altered, the seeds are promptly dried to slow down the sprouting process even more. The last step of drying and kilning gives the malt its desired character and flavour. The seeds are dried to stop the sprouting process and convert the endosperm to starch granules, then converted to sugar. At this phase, the grain is known as "green malt." It takes a day or two for the whole drying process to complete then the green malt is then kilned or roasted to achieve its final flavour. This technique entails stirring the malts frequently to ensure a more consistent result.

Substantial Demand in Brewing Industry is Further Driving the Procurement of Barley

The steady increase in demand Malt to produce alcoholic drinks is critical to the worldwide barley market's growth; the market is also projected to see significant demand from whiskey distilleries, the beer industry, and beverages, contributing to the global market's growth. Furthermore, it has low cholesterol and fat level. Hence it is consumed as a whole grain food and is widely employed in healthy diets, contributing to the market's growth. Furthermore, it is gaining popularity as a nutritious snack, expanding the availability of barley for consumption on the go. The increased need for various types of convenience food items, increasing applications in the F&B industry, clean label trends, and growing desire for natural ingredients are all driving this market.

However, barley intake produces undesirable health impacts and allergic responses in certain people, which is expected to stifle market expansion. The favourable qualities of barley, on the other hand, have a positive influence and so increase the product's position in the market, resulting in worldwide market expansion.

The regional markets for the industry can be divided into North America, South America, Europe, Asia Pacific and the Middle East and Africa.

Key Industry Players Mentioned in the Barley Industry Report.

  • Soufflet Group
  • Malteurop Groupe
  • GrainCorp Limited
  • Boortmalt Group
  • Cargill, Incorporated

Market Landscape

The Barley Market's primary initiatives include product launches, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and global expansion. The prominent marketers make these clean label items available through various distribution channels, including physical stores and online platforms.

Key Initiatives by Companies

  • Malteurop Groupe increased production capacity at its Albacete plant in Spain from 60,000 to 100,000 tonnes per year in September 2020.
  • Cargill formed a cooperative venture with Grupo Modelo, a Mexican beer company, in 2010 to supply high-quality malt. This approach reinforces the company's acquisition and partnership policies to develop a more successful product line.

1.    Executive Summary
2.    Global Barley Market Snapshot

    2.1.    Barley Market Outlook
    2.2.    Barley Industry Analysis by Application
        2.2.1.    Feed
        2.2.2.    FSI Consumption
    2.3.    Country Overview
        2.3.1.    European Union
        2.3.2.    Russia
        2.3.3.    Canada
        2.3.4.    Australia
        2.3.5.    Ukraine
        2.3.6.    Turkey
        2.3.7.    Argentina
        2.3.8.    Others
3.    Impact of Recent Events 
4.    Barley Value Chain Analysis 
5.    Barley Production Process
6.    Trade Analysis 
7.    Major Risk Factors in Sourcing
8.    Barley Cost Structure
9.    Barley Price Analysis 
10.    Key Demand Indicator Analysis
11.    Key Price Indicator Analysis
12.    Barley Market Dynamics

    12.1.    Drivers & Constraints
    12.2.    Industry Events 
    12.3.    Innovations & Trends
    12.4.    SWOT Analysis
    12.5.    Porter’s Five Forces
        12.5.1.    Buyer Power
        12.5.2.    Supplier Power
        12.5.3.    Threat of New entrants
        12.5.4.    Threat of Substitutes
        12.5.5.    Industry Rivalry
13.    Feedstock Market Analysis 
    13.1.    Market Overview
    13.2.    Price Analysis 
14.    Industry Best Practices
    14.1.    Sourcing Strategy
    14.2.    Procurement Model
    14.3.    Contract Structure
    14.4.    Negotiation Levers
    14.5.    Pricing Model
    14.6.    Key Factors Influencing the Quotation 
15.    Key Supplier Analysis
    15.1.    Soufflet Group
    15.2.    Malteurop Groupe
    15.3.    GrainCorp Limited
    15.4.    Boortmalt N.V.
    15.5.    Cargill Incorporated

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Key Questions Answered in the Report

The global xx market size was valued at 146 million tons in 2021.

As per the application provided, the feed segment is anticipated to lead the market between the period 2022 - 2027.

The significant demand for feed globally is one of the essential drivers of the barley market growth.

Soufflet Group, Malteurop Groupe, GrainCorp Limited, Boortmalt Group, Cargill and Incorporated are some of the leading companies.

The malt barley segment of the barley industry holds a significant share in the market.

Analyst Review

The global barley market attained a value of 146 million tons in 2021, driven by the increasing use of the product infeed owing to its various health benefits. Furthermore, as it is extensively employed in the production of alcohol, the brewery industry is furthering the ingredient's growth. Due to these factors, the market is expected to witness further growth in the forecast period of 2022-2027, growing at a CAGR of 6.34%. The market is projected to reach 230440 thousand MT by 2027.

Procurement Resources’ detailed research approach explores deep into the industry, encompassing the macro and micro aspects of the industry. Its team of experts uses a combination of cutting-edge analytical tools and their expertise thus, delivering its customers with market insights that are accurate, actionable, and help them remain ahead of their competition.

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