Australia is one of the dominant players in the world barley export market, representing 30-40 per cent of the world’s malting barley trade and 20pc of the feed barley trade.
Ms Raynes said beer production would increase by 2-3 per cent per annum towards 2030, boosting demand for malt and malting barley.
She said by 2030, the size of the Indian malting barley market was likely to be between 450,000t and 650,000t.
“The Australian barley industry is working together to ensure Australia is well-placed to capture a strong share of this market,” Ms Raynes said.
India has not been a malting barley market option for Australia for 10 years due to a technical phytosanitary restriction.