As of 2016, Ukrainian malt plants were loaded just by 56%
01.02.2017 11:36 "Agro Perspectiva" (Kyiv) —
Within 2016, Ukrainian malt plants produced 288,000 tons of malt, with their total output capacity being about 510,000 tons, Interfax says referring to Director General of private joint-stock company Ukrpyvo Galyna Korenkova report.
«The capacity of our malt plants is around 510,000 tons. We made 288,000 tons of malt last year,» she told.
As to her, within 2016 some 148 varieties of malt were registered in the public register of varieties of plants, including 65 brewer varieties.
«Total barley harvest in Ukraine is around 7.5 million tons every year, including 2 million tons of brewer barley, while we need 800,000 tons of barley for 500,000 tons of malt,» she said.
As to Korenkova, the European Union (EU) is not interested in supplies of barley from Ukraine. The duty free quota is around 350,000 tons.
«We export around 4.8 million tons [of barley a year]. Our barley, including brewers barley, is mainly bought by Africa and Asia,» Korenkova admitted.