March 7, 2022
Ukraine announces export licenses for agriculture commodities, poultry, and eggs
The Interfax Ukraine news agency has quoted a Ukrainian government resolution announcing export licenses for its major agriculture commodities wheat, corn, and sunflower oil, as well as poultry and eggs.
Ukraine said for the the 2021/22 July-June season, it can export more than 60 million tonnes of grain. This includes 33 million tonnes of corn and 23 million tonnes of wheat.
Ukraine has suspended exports of key agricultural commodities due to Russia's invasion into the country. Suspended exports include rye, oats, millet, buckwheat, salt, sugar, meat, and livestock.
The Ukrainian Railways said it is prepared to manage agricultural exports by rail to Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, and Poland after Ukraine's Black Sea ports were closed due to the invasion. The grains can be delivered to ports and logistics hubs of European countries after reaching the four destinations.
Ukraine normally exports its grain, vegetable oils and other food products via ship.
Ukraine's agriculture ministry said the country exported 43 million tonnes of various grains in the 2021/22 season as of February 23, 2022.
Ukraine boosted its grain production by 32% last year to 85.7 million tonnes.