September 24, 2013
Driven by higher shipments of wheat and barley, Ukraine's grain exports rose by over 14% on-season to 5.3 million tonnes as of September 20.
According to the country's agriculture ministry, ports data showed the exports included 3.1 million tonnes of wheat, 1.6 million tonnes of barley and 573,000 tonnes of corn.
Ukraine had exported 1.6 million tonnes of grain this month, it said.
Agriculture Minister Mykola Prysyazhnyuk said that exports were likely to rise to between 2.5 and 2.6 million tonnes this month against 2.46 million in August.
Exports could soar to between 26 and 30 million tonnes in 2013-14 from about 23 million a season earlier, the ministry said.