Ukraine agricultural exports may reach 4 million T in Aug after unblocking of sea ports

By Thomson Reuters Aug 22, 2022 | 5:39 AM

KYIV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s agricultural exports are likely to rise to around 4 million tonnes in August from 3 million tonnes in July thanks to a U.N-brokered agreement that unblocked Ukrainian sea ports, a deputy chair of Ukrainian Agrarian Council said on Monday.

Denys Marchuk, whose organisation represents agricultural producers, told a televised briefing that despite new export opportunities, Ukrainian farmers would still face a shortage of funds and a third of them would refuse the 2022/23 winter grain sowing which is due to start later this month.

(Reporting by Pavel Polityuk, Editing by Timothy Heritage)