KIEV, UKRAINE — To date, Ukraine has contracted 1.3 million tonnes of wheat for exports, said Nikolay Prysiaghniuk, the minister of agrarian policy, on Aug.11.

According to Prysiaghniuk, the index exceeds the previous year results. The minister said that traders have already contracted 600,000 tonnes of barley for exports, but have not contracted maize volumes yet.

Prysiaghniuk also said that in the current year, Ukraine will be able to export nearly 15 million tonnes of grains.