To support the needs of the local Bedouin peoples, the United Arab Emirates and the Kingdom of Abu Dhabi have imported large quantities of hay from the US in recent years. Balco Australia has been exporting to the region since 2010.
A relatively small market with scope to develop as the middle class grows; increasing demand for premium meat and dairy products.
The demand for hay continues to grow in Vietnam due to an increase in dairy and meat consumption. Currently the USA accounts for approximately 90% of all imports, with Australia supplying around 10%. Balco Australia has been exporting to this market since 2009 and has grown a strong customer base due to the high quality hay it supplies.