Canada is the fourth largest producer of barley and the second largest exporter of malt barley. Canada currently exports 65% of its annual barley production.
While the largest use of barley is for animal feed, it is also increasingly used for human consumption—as malt for beer and in soup, cereal and snack products. Nearly 23,000 farmers produce roughly eight million tonnes yearly, making Canada the fourth largest barley producer and the second largest malt exporter in the world.
Cereals Canada collaborates with the barley value chain on a variety of trade related issues. Cereals Canada supports the Canadian Malt Barley Technical Centre (CMBTC) through its work on the Keep it Clean! program, government relations, public trust and sustainability.