Turkey dominates Ukraine's grain exports: Anadolu

Turkey has been the key importer of Ukrainian grain since the 'grain corridor' started working for agricultural commodities on August 1, 2022.

"Under an agreement brokered by Turkey and the United Nations (UN) to address the global food crisis and rising food prices, 26% of grain and other food exports from Ukraine are delivered to Turkey. According to data released by the Joint Coordination Center (JCC) in Istanbul, Turkey accounts for 26% of grain and food exports from Ukraine," Anadolu reports.

The agency detailed that from 1 to 15 August 21 dry cargo ships departed Ukrainian ports Odesa, Chornomorsk and Pivdenny. The vessels were loaded with more than 563 thou. t of grain and other agri-food products.

"Iran and South Korea imported 22% of total Ukraine's grain exports each. 8% of Ukrainian grain was shipped to China, 6% to Ireland, 5% to Italy, 4% to Djibouti and 2% to Romania," the message reads.

Maritime ports of Ukraine were blocked by russia since February 24, 2022, the day this country started a full-scale war against Ukraine, until on 22 July a grain deal was signed in Turkey.

The first bulk carrier — RAZONI sailing under the flag of Sierra Leone — left the Port of Odesa on August 1.

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