Ukrainian agricultural products totaling 804,200 tons were exported through the seaports in the Odesa region during the 34th week 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 (from 20 to 26 March 2023). This is 26% less than the volume that was exported through these ports a week earlier.
The Ukrainian Agrarian Business Club (UCAB) announced this in a statement, the CFTS portal reports.
The number of vessels loaded during the week was 22, the same as in the preceding week.
"The operation of the ‘grain corridor’ was extended recently, which gives Ukrainian farmers some hope of selling their products and fully implementing the spring sowing campaign that has already begun," the UCAB said in the statement.
Corn accounted for the largest volume of exports during the 34th week of operation of the corridor (52% of the total volume of exports during this period), followed by wheat (29%) and soy (5%).
Ukrainian agricultural products were exported to countries in Asia (China, Bangladesh, Vietnam, and others) and Europe (Spain, Italy, and the Netherlands).
In total, 25.9 million tons of agricultural products have been exported since the establishment of the humanitarian maritime corridor (from 1 August 2022 to 26 March 2023).