The Ministry of Agrarian Policy of Ukraine reported that in 2022, Ukraine had dispatched 605 ships from the ports of Greater Odesa as part of the "grain corridor".
In particular, 100 vessels carrying 3.6 million tons of agricultural products departed from Ukrainian ports during the first 28 days of December. On average, no more than four vessels departed per day.
During the whole effective period of the corridor, Ukraine has exported a total of 15.9 million tons of agricultural products. This includes 4.7 million tons of wheat and 7 million tons of corn.
The agricultural exports through the corridor amounted to:
- August: 1.7 million tons;
- September: 3.9 million tons;
- October: 4.2 million tons;
- November: 2.6 million tons;
- December (as of 12.28): 3.6 million tons.
As part of the grain initiative, Ukraine also dispatched nine ships carrying 300,000 tons of agricultural products under the UN program. Within the Grain from Ukraine program, three vessels with 80,000 tons of wheat for the poorest African countries have already been sent.
Before the full-fledged war, 90% to 95% of Ukrainian agricultural exports went through sea ports. The grain initiative was extended until mid-March 2023.