About 10 million tons of Ukrainian agricultural products have been exported to 43 countries since the launch of the Black Sea Grain Initiative, which established a humanitarian maritime corridor to allow ships to export grain and other foodstuffs from Ukraine on 1 August.

The Ukrainian Ministry of Infrastructure announced this in a statement, the CFTS portal reports.

Seven vessels carrying 290,000 tons of Ukrainian agricultural products left the ports of Odesa, Chornomorsk, and Pivdennyi for countries in Asia and Europe on 3 November.

The vessels include the Esentepe oil/chemical tanker, which is carrying 29,000 tons of sunflower seeds to Oman, and the Key Knight bulk carrier, which is carrying 67,000 tons of corn to China.

"Export volumes could have been 30-40% higher in October if Russia had not artificially blocked inspections in the Bosporus," the ministry said.