The Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food expects grain exports to increase to 36 million tons this marketing year, compared with 34.6 million tons in the previous marketing year. Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food Oleksii Pavlenko announced this at a news briefing, the CFTS portal’s correspondent reports.

"There was positive export dynamics during the previous period. We communicated with the Ministry of Infrastructure - last week was quite busy because we are seeing significant export shipments, compared with the previous period," said Pavlenko.

According to him, 2.5 million tons of early grain crops had been exported and 283,000 tons had already been loaded onto ships as of August 1.

According to the minister, the largest grain exports in the past marketing year went to Asia (grain worth USD 3.2 billion), Africa (USD 7.3 billion), the European Union (USD 1.22 billion), the United States (USD 20 million), and the CIS (USD 30 million).