Ukrainian exporters shipped over 1 million tons of agricultural products in the 31st week (27 February - 5 March) of the operation of the humanitarian maritime corridor that was established under the Black Sea Grain Initiative to allow ships to export grain and other foodstuffs from Ukraine.
This is 94% more than they shipped through the corridor a week earlier, the CFTS portal reports, citing the Agroportal publication.
"The number of vessels loaded this week was 20, six more than the number loaded during the previous week. The uneven loading shows the complicated operation of the grain corridor," the Ukrainian Agrarian Business Club association said in a statement.
Most of the agricultural products exported during the 31st week of the operation of the humanitarian maritime corridor were corn (70% of the total exports during this period), wheat (20%), and sunflower cake (4%).
The Ukrainian agricultural products went to countries in Asia (China, Turkey, Japan, and others), Europe (Portugal, Netherlands, Belgium, and others), and Africa (Yemen, Kenya, Egypt, and others).
In total, 23.3 million tons of agricultural products were exported from 1 August 2022, when the humanitarian maritime corridor was launched, to 5 March 2023.