Ukraine has sent almost half of its agricultural exports via grain corridor

Ukraine has sent almost half of its agricultural exports via grain corridor

For more than two months of the operation of the "grain corridor", 6.2 million tonnes of agricultural products have been sent through the sea ports of Ukraine, accounting for 48% of the total agricultural exports.

"Before Russia invaded Ukraine, 80-90% of all agricultural exports were delivered through seaports. When they were blocked, we had to redistribute export flows to rail, trucks, ferries and river ports. To date, thanks to the corridor, more than 270 ships loaded with 6.2 million tonnes of cargo, accounting for 48% of the total agricultural export, have left Ukraine," Taras Vysotskyi, First Deputy Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine, said, the Ministry's press service reports.

Vysotskyi noted that Ukraine, together with its EU partners, managed to establish the uninterrupted operation of the corridor, which made it possible to resume food supplies to African countries. According to him, about 1 million tonnes of agricultural products have already been sent to Africa.

"Together with EU partner countries, we have developed a joint plan on how to improve global food security. And we are grateful to them for their initiatives. Ukraine, in turn, adopted the necessary legislation for the implementation of this plan. For example, in terms of cargo fumigation. The government has already adopted the relevant resolution and the necessary amendments to it," the deputy minister noted.

As reported, Ukraine, Turkey and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres signed the initiative on the safe transportation of grain and food products from the ports of Odesa, Chornomorsk and Pivdenny at the proposal of the United Nations in Istanbul on July 22.

The first ship with Ukrainian food left Odesa port on August 1.


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