Ukraine exported almost 10 mln tonnes of food products during 5.5 months of war, the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine informed.
The country shipped almost 2 mln tonnes of grain over two weeks of August, while the export amounted to 3 mln tonnes in full month of July. In the first half of August, corn shipments reached 776 thsd tonnes, wheat – 339 thsd tonnes.
The corn export amounted to 3.849 mln tonnes over 5 months, down by 37% y/y.
The export of sunflower seed amounted to 1.357 mln tonnes, up by 99.4% y/y, while foreign supplies of sunflower oil decreased by 48% y/y to 935.731 thsd tonnes.
Ukraine exported 636.138 thsd tonnes of wheat over 5 months, or only 16% of the volume shipped in the same period of 2021. The barley export totaled 239.113 thsd tonnes, or only 17% of last year’s volume.
The soybean export increased from 301 thsd tonnes to 372.659 thsd tonnes. The shipments of soybean oil decreased by 20% y/y to 77.679 thsd tonnes.
Ukraine exported 403 thsd tonnes of oilseed meals, or only 22% of the last year’s volume.
In the overall structure of food exports, corn accounted for 48.9%, sunflower seed – 17.25%, sunflower oil – 11.89%, wheat –8.08%, meals – 5.13%, soybean – 4.73%, barley – 3.04%, soybean oil – 0.99%.
More than 3.5 mln tonnes of food were exported via ports, 3.119 mln tonnes by rails, 1.095 mln tones by roads and 95.5 thsd tonnes by ferries.