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France Slakes EU Brewers' Thirst After Drought Hits Barley Crop

Published on Nov 9 2018 1:29 PM in Supply Chain tagged: Trending Posts / France / Europe / Beer / Brewers / Paywall

France Slakes EU Brewers' Thirst After Drought Hits Barley Crop

A big barley harvest in France has rescued Europe's beer brewers from supply shortages after parched conditions across the continent this summer ravaged crops elsewhere, traders said on Friday.

Britain is also helping to relieve supply pressure by bringing forward malting barley exports ahead of possible sales restrictions after Brexit.

But hefty EU imports of malting barley, a key ingredient for beer and malt production, could come from Argentina in 2019 to keep the market supplied.

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