Agricultural products totaling 514,800 tons were exported through the seaports in the Odesa region in the 20th 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 12 to 18 December), which is 22% less than the quantity that was exported through this corridor a week earlier.

The Ukrainian Agrarian Business Club announced this in a statement, the CFTS portal reports.

According to the statement, 20 vessels were loaded during the week, compared with 19 the previous week.

"The number of vessels waiting to enter or leave the Bosporus continues to increase because of the artificial restriction that the Russian Federation imposed on the registration of vessels for inspection," the statement said.

Corn accounted for the largest volume of exports during the 20th week (44% of the total volume of exports during this period), followed by wheat (32%) and sunflower oil (14%).

Ukrainian agricultural products were exported to countries in Asia (Turkey, Indonesia, China, and others), Europe (Spain, Italy, and Romania), and Africa (Libya and Tunisia).

In total, 14.2 million tons of agricultural products have been exported since the establishment of the humanitarian maritime corridor (from 1 August to 18 December 2022).