Ukraine’s agricultural exports have halved since the start of the war

Since the start of the Russian invasion this year, exports of Ukraine’s main agricultural products have halved compared to the same period last year, according to data from the country’s agriculture ministry.

This information was published on Monday, said the news agency Reuters.

On February 24 this year, Russia launched a “special military operation” in Ukraine; As a result of the fighting, Ukraine’s seaports were blockaded, and large amounts of crops were left unharvested or destroyed.

From the start of the Russian invasion to August 15, Ukraine exported one million tons of agricultural products; At the same time last year, the amount of this export was about 1 crore 95 lakh tons.

Ukraine’s crop production in 2022 is projected to fall to close to 50 million tons, down from a record 86 million tons in 2021.

According to the Ministry of Agriculture of Ukraine, from February 24 to August 15, they managed to export 3.8 million tons of corn, 1.4 million tons of sunflower seeds, 1 million tons of sunflower oil and about 640 thousand tons of wheat.

Apart from this, they also export barley, soybean oil and many other crops used around the world as animal feed.

According to the country’s government, it is possible to feed 400 million people with the amount of food that the country produces.

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