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Romania first time leads ranking of Ukrainian grain importers

Indonesia, Iran, Pakistan, Libya, and Tunisia dropped out of the top ten importers.

Romania first time leads ranking of Ukrainian grain importers
Photo: Ministry of Communities, Territories and Infrastructure Press Service

Romania has topped the top 10 importers of Ukrainian grain for the first time in 2022, the Committee for Agrarian and Land Policy has said.

According to the report, Ukraine has significantly increased the volume of grain exports over the past decade. In 2022, 38.5m tonnes of Ukrainian grain were exported to foreign markets, while revenues from the export of this grain amounted to 9.1bn dollars last year.

While in 2021, the value of grain agricultural products supplied to Romania was only 1.8 million dollars, in 2022 it reached 1,243 million dollars. At the same time, Romania's share in domestic grain exports in 2022 was 13.6% of the value of exports of this commodity group, moving China with a share of 12.1% to second place in the ranking.

In addition, there have been changes in the top ten grain buyers in Ukraine in 2022: Romania, Poland, Italy, Hungary and South Korea have ousted Indonesia, Iran, Pakistan, Libya and Tunisia from the top 10.

Ukraine exported 5.5m tonnes of grains, oilseeds and their products in January this year.

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