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(2/6) Ukraine and Russia key producers and exporters of wheat, but not all TOP-10 wheat importers (42% of global wheat imports) import from Russia and Ukraine. Egypt, Turkey, Indonesia & Nigeria with highest exposure; EU-27, China & Japan with low supply risk pic.twitter.com/sOdCGXKsOd
— Werner Raza (@RazaWerner) March 10, 2022
Russia and Ukraine are the breadbaskets to the world.
Egypt – 12.6 million tons
Indonesia – 11 million tons
Turkey – 7.3 million tons
Other countries with the most wheat imports were: Brazil, the Philippines, Bangladesh, Algeria, Japan, Morocco & Mexico. pic.twitter.com/5FsA9jomVL
— Wall Street Silver (@WallStreetSilv) March 12, 2022
Japan's farm ministry said Wednesday it will raise the average price at which it sells imported wheat to the country's milling companies by 17.3 % from April, nearing a 14-year high, as Russia's invasion of Ukraine stokes fears of global supply disruptions.https://t.co/lHyIyFJmJ7
— Saul of United (@Viatcheslavsos3) March 9, 2022
Here's a comparison of the top 10 destinations for USA and #Russia #wheat exports in 2017/18. Egypt is No. 1 for RU by far and Mexico/Japan are key for US. Nigeria and Indonesia doing some double dipping. Note: Jun-May for US, Jul-Jun for RU. pic.twitter.com/mTYSlKsw1m
— Karen Braun (@kannbwx) October 10, 2018
CONSUMER ALERT: Restaurants, bakeries on LI are paying 40% more for wheat as Russia's invasion of Ukraine drives prices higher.https://t.co/3OCbQTwS9a
— News12LI (@News12LI) March 18, 2022
Russia's #Ukraine invasion expected to have 'huge impact' #JerseyShore's economy: From spiking oil and wheat prices to a potential shortage of neon gas needed for already-scarce semiconductors, the war in #Ukraine is taking a toll … https://t.co/8DjpnJxWL9
— Trek Maestro (@Trek_Maestro) March 19, 2022
Russia and Ukraine have a share of about 35% of the global wheat market. Ukraine is responsible for 15% of global corn exports.
Most these exports go through Odessa and other ports on the Black Sea, now closed to commercial shipping. Big implications for global food prices. pic.twitter.com/Ou2DfzsbRP
— Philipp Heimberger (@heimbergecon) March 13, 2022
Russia and Ukraine account for 28% of world wheat exports in March. Chart shows % share of global wheat trade, by month. pic.twitter.com/CFCixvpPU4
— 0 (@TipoNomeForma) March 18, 2022
“In 2019, Russia and Ukraine together exported more than a quarter (25.4 percent) of the world’s wheat, according to the Observatory of Economic Complexity (OEC).”https://t.co/VseOMWoXAP
— Gray Connolly (@GrayConnolly) March 19, 2022
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— Will Meade (@realwillmeade) March 14, 2022
EXCLUSIVE: India is rolling out ambitious measures over the coming weeks to try to establish the country as a dominant exporter of high-quality wheat as importers scramble for supplies following Russia's invasion of Ukraine https://t.co/cOpTUxuuRs by @MayankBhardwaj9 pic.twitter.com/6LkOeXlKf8
— Reuters (@Reuters) March 16, 2022
India is rolling out measures to help the country become a major exporter of high-quality wheat as importers scramble for supplies after Russia's invasion of Ukraine, two government sources said https://t.co/Ae51SUP7uD pic.twitter.com/RMMu9oa5Ti
— Reuters (@Reuters) March 16, 2022
India is in final talks to start wheat exports to #Egypt – one of the largest importers of wheat from Ukraine as well as #Russia, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry said on Saturday. https://t.co/4AfEnkucEl
— Mint (@livemint) March 20, 2022
Russia earns more than $1 billion a day exporting its oil and gas. It’s also a giant wheat exporter and a key low-cost shipper of every kind of crop fertilizer https://t.co/wV1sju9OrC pic.twitter.com/GJnizpHqyG
— Bloomberg Graphics (@BBGVisualData) March 18, 2022
Both Russia and Ukraine are crucial to global wheat flows, and African and Asian importers are among the biggest buyers.
— Bloomberg Graphics (@BBGVisualData) March 18, 2022
The turmoil in the global wheat market abates somewhat, with traders seeking more clarity on supplies from the crucial Black Sea region as Russia’s war in Ukraine rages on https://t.co/LrlD3GcCm7
— Bloomberg (@business) March 15, 2022
Some countries could face humanitarian disasters if Russia and Ukraine stop wheat exports, according to an OECD report on the economic impact of the war https://t.co/2FOf9avpor
— Sky News (@SkyNews) March 17, 2022
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is leading to one of the worst disruptions to wheat supply since the first world war. @HenryTricks, our Schumpeter columnist, investigates what this means for global food security, on our “Money Talks” podcast https://t.co/4Tu9bobKik
— The Economist (@TheEconomist) March 18, 2022
Russia and Ukraine together account for 29% of international annual wheat sales https://t.co/rNFixQpna2
— The Economist (@TheEconomist) March 12, 2022
Russia's invasion of Ukraine could mean less bread on the table in Palestine, Lebanon, Yemen and elsewhere in the Arab world. https://t.co/GpB46sTI9l
— WIRED (@WIRED) March 12, 2022
Wheat, fertilizer, oil and gas: The world can find what it used to get from Russia – in Canada https://t.co/0Sq9xBO0rx
— The Globe and Mail (@globeandmail) March 15, 2022
Russia’s war in Ukraine has sent wheat prices soaring, raising the risk of severe food shortages and hunger in some regions of the globe. https://t.co/EzcQG4EmyF
— NBC News (@NBCNews) March 12, 2022
Ukraine's agriculture industry puts millions of tons of corn and wheat into the global market every year, but there could be dangerous worldwide shortages if hostilities continue with Russia into the growing season, Rep. Austin Scott warned on Friday.https://t.co/3qrAAAH7L2
— Newsmax (@newsmax) March 18, 2022
Russia and Ukraine export 1/4 of all traded wheat, more than 3/4 of traded sunflower oil, and 1/6 of traded maize.@timgbenton, @LauraWellesley and Antony Froggatt explore how the conflict might seriously undermine global food and energy security.https://t.co/MWi8TpcBjc
— Chatham House Environment and Society (@CH_Environment) March 18, 2022
27 percent of global exports of wheat are from Russia or Ukraine. For countries in the Global South, it's even higher: 100 percent of Somalia's wheat imports come from Russia or Ukraine. What is unfolding now will be a terrible disaster for the global poor.
— Gravel Institute (@GravelInstitute) March 18, 2022
Instant noodle connoisseurs may soon have to fork out more money for their favourite two-minute meals.
Russia and Ukraine produce roughly one third of the world's wheat and Indonesia, a major instant noodle producer, imported one quarter of their wheat from Ukraine last year. pic.twitter.com/q6D0ZS4mtT
— 10 News First (@10NewsFirst) March 20, 2022
Russia and Ukraine account for 30% of the world’s wheat exports, 17% of corn, 32% of barley & 75% of sunflower seed oil. Russia also exports about 15% of the world's fertilizer.
Now all of that food and fertilizer are stuck.
My story on a looming crisis:https://t.co/mIuWPkqDD9
— Jack Nicas (@jacknicas) March 20, 2022
— Andrey Sizov (@sizov_andre) March 14, 2022
#Putin’s attack on wheat-rich #Ukraine will increase starvation in #Africa, where his Wagner Group hit squad is stirring up trouble. His cruel game plan to sow chaos worldwide knows no limits. He’s out to create the junkyard planet he thinks he can rule. https://t.co/lWMeofSD3B
— howardfineman (@howardfineman) March 15, 2022
Governments around the globe are struggling to deal with surging agriculture prices caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, as the cost of core ingredients such as wheat, barley, corn and sunflower oil skyrocket. https://t.co/LzxqBjq8sg
— Paul Sonne (@PaulSonne) March 14, 2022
#Ukraine & Russia account for nearly 30% of the world’s wheat, 17% of corn and over half of sunflower seed oil exports. These have been drastically reduced by war. Worse, @FAO estimates that 20-30% of this year’s crop won’t be planted because of war. A global food crisis looms.
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) March 20, 2022
Russian Fertilizer tycoon says, “prepare for global food crisis.” Russia’s fertilizer production accounts for 13% of global production. Russia has also banned export of grain and sugar to “unfriendly countries” – implying EU nations. Russia is the world’s largest wheat exporter. pic.twitter.com/a5I9uZptLt
— Joseph C. Okechukwu (@jcokechukwu) March 15, 2022
Russia produces 26.4% of the worlds wheat. If your mad about gas prices now your going to be furious in a few months when bread becomes $11 a loaf.
— The King's Stone (@KraljevPeter) March 12, 2022
Some 11 million tonnes of wheat will be lost from the global market in the 2021/22 season because of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, Strategie Grains said on Thursday as the consultancy raised its estimate for European Union exports. https://t.co/2BJarX6Wcc
— RitaBuyse (@ACOMRB) March 17, 2022
It's mostly Ukraine (one of the world's biggest wheat suppliers) but also Russia that are affected. Putin's war will cost lives way beyond the Ukraine itself. Shortages of grain usually hit the poorest first, these famines will cost many lives.https://t.co/fPI8EW9Td7
— . (@tyrion1) March 19, 2022
Millions of people may not be getting enough food due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Russia is the world’s top exporter of wheat and a leading producer of fertilizers. This is a looming catastrophe. Please scrap plans for producing biofuels! https://t.co/88qKQQgVEa
— RePlanet (@letsreplanet) March 15, 2022
Russia and Ukraine are two of the world's largest exporters of wheat and fertilizer. The war in Ukraine is driving high prices and food insecurity around the world, says author and academic Raj Patel (@_rajpatel), who serves on @IPESfood. pic.twitter.com/fA5Pj9ISjy
— Democracy Now! (@democracynow) March 18, 2022
The war between Russia and Ukraine has opened a opportunity for India's wheat to be exported since Russia & Ukraine exported around 25% of the total global export of the commodity. Dr. Ashok Gulati & Dr. Ramesh Chand join in to discuss this@agulati115
— ICRIER (@ICRIER) March 18, 2022
For wheat, there is less potential for displacement from biofuels. Especially if the world was to limit exports from Russia, which are large.
Important for food security to not limit Russian food exports if we cannot manage supply from elsewhere.
— Hannah Ritchie (@_HannahRitchie) March 20, 2022
"Russia and Ukraine are two of the most important producers and exporters of agricultural commodities in the world– especially of cereal crops, including barley, wheat and maize. Overall", the two countries export 12% of the food calories traded worldwide. https://t.co/Hg6lVpGvhv
— David A Johnson (@infpwriter) March 20, 2022
Rising food protectionism:
– Egypt: 3-month export ban on flour, lentils, wheat, pasta
– Russia: urges halt of fertilizer exports & bans grains to some countries
– Moldova, Hungary, Serbia: ban some grain exports
– Indonesia: controls over palm oilhttps://t.co/GzFBEnPO4t
— Ziad Daoud (@ZiadMDaoud) March 14, 2022
— ian bremmer (@ianbremmer) March 17, 2022
Ban on most sugar exports,
Ban on grain exports to ex-Soviet countries,
But (will) keep on providing special export licences to traders within its current quota (6-6.5 million tonnes of wheat to export until June 30)https://t.co/0wippxTbW2
— Dédé@dd (@dddupont1) March 15, 2022
— Arab News Japan (@ArabNewsjp) March 15, 2022
The Russia-Ukraine war has pushed the global cost of importing wheat sky high, sending a shock through the market of Egypt—the world’s largest wheat importer. We’ve broken down the govt's latest decisions on bread production and the obstacles they face. https://t.co/Jm7gz8T4xO
— Mada Masr مدى مصر (@MadaMasr) March 17, 2022
Six in 10 Syrians don’t know where their next meal is coming from. Syria relies on Russia for wheat, and Moscow's attack on Ukraine has caused the Assad regime to ration food reserves amid fears of shortages and price surges, indicating darker days ahead for war-weary Syrians pic.twitter.com/wePJ6AkYZH
— TRT World (@trtworld) March 15, 2022
"#Russia and #Ukraine produce about a quarter of the world’s wheat. The #MENA region is particularly dependent on wheat imports from Black Sea ports, which have halted shipping since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine."@APNorg @AUB_FSP @MiddleEastEye https://t.co/YoMoHarafN
— Center For Security, Race and Rights (@RUCSRR) March 19, 2022
With Yemen importing more than 30% of its wheat from Russia and Ukraine, attention is now turning to the possible impact a disruption to wheat supplies will have on the country's already desperate situationhttps://t.co/YTsRjrZUlI
— Middle East Eye (@MiddleEastEye) March 19, 2022
New: War in #Ukraine triggers food security crisis in Arab world and beyond. #Russia and Ukraine supply most of West Asia and North Africa’s wheat, the region’s most critical food staple, writes @azzilea. https://t.co/kuYXC77fWR via @TheCradleMedia #MENA
— Sharmine Narwani (@snarwani) March 15, 2022
Trade in many commodities — including other metals, agricultural products like wheat, and energy — has been turbulent since the pandemic scrambled supply chains.
But the invasion of Ukraine and subsequent sanctions on Russia, a top exporter of oil, gas,…https://t.co/7GkRWPz9Kv
— House of Procurement (HOP) (@hopinafrica) March 18, 2022
A $1 billion plan to boost wheat production in #Africa should be accelerated to avert potential food shortages arising from #Russia’s invasion of #Ukraine, said African Development Bank President @akin_adesina in an interview with @BloombergQuint. [1/3]https://t.co/SgX9ClER24 pic.twitter.com/myvKGd9mqT
— African Development Bank Group (@AfDB_Group) March 16, 2022
African Dependence on Wheat from Russia and Ukraine pic.twitter.com/5rhLlHvBj3
— African Hub (@TheAfrican_Hub) March 19, 2022
#DYK: In 2020, #Africa imported close to $13 billion worth of #wheat, more than a quarter of all global wheat imports.#Russia & #Ukraine were the continent's 1st and 3rd suppliers that year, representing 39% of its supply. #FoodSecurity #Grain #SupplyChainCrisis #ImpactInvesting pic.twitter.com/E6a5F0I2Qk
— ANDA #InvestInWomen (@ANDAGLOBALHQ) March 14, 2022
African food security has been one of the casualties of Russia's Ukraine aggression. AfDevBank raising funds to help 40 million African farmers increase grain production to offset shortages. Great initiative!https://t.co/65TmYfDUg4
— Tibor Nagy (@TiborPNagyJr) March 16, 2022
The Ukrainian crisis has hit Lebanon: the country has faced a real food crisis due to the cessation of wheat deliveries from Russia and Ukraine, flour is not in stores. pic.twitter.com/2jXjtWffo8
— Spriter (@spriter99880) March 19, 2022
"The study shows at least 25 African countries import a third of their wheat from Russia and Ukraine, and 15 of them import more than half from those two countries."https://t.co/jJVU1Z1sQ9
— Justin Coleman (@DemopJ) March 20, 2022
This isn't getting nearly enough focus:
The war in Ukraine is triggering a global food crisis.
It means higher prices in wealthy countries — and riots and famine in many developing countries.
"50 countries depend on Russia & Ukraine for 30%+ of wheat"https://t.co/mmQkdL3w3d
— Heather Long (@byHeatherLong) March 18, 2022
Sudan depended on Russia & Ukraine for 35% of its wheat imports in 2021. Now, Sudan will be forced to find alternatives. The UN World Food Program forecasts 20m people in Sudan, almost 1/2 the population, will be suffer from acute food insecurity in 2022.https://t.co/Ph5fhkOfas
— Steve Hanke (@steve_hanke) March 19, 2022
— Lisette Root (@Simplylisette) March 19, 2022
161,000 people in Yemen will face famine this year, a 5x rise from last year. The UN calls it a "countdown to catastrophe."
17 million already suffer malnutrition.
The UN says Russia's invasion of Ukraine will disrupt food supplies: 30% of Yemen's wheat comes from Ukraine. pic.twitter.com/OTGYtyqHpZ
— AJ+ (@ajplus) March 14, 2022
The World Bank on Wednesday said a number of developing countries face near-term wheat supply shortages due to their high dependence on Ukrainian wheat exports that have been disrupted by Russia's invasion.https://t.co/hGkLgw0cnm
— ACP Invest (@_acpinvest) March 16, 2022
Ukraine & Russia produced 90%+ of #Somalia’s wheat imports last year. With wheat prices soaring and drought worsening, the number of people that can be fed will explode, unless there is aid.
— Jan Egeland (@NRC_Egeland) March 17, 2022
Sanctions on an economy like #Russia that is linked to global wheat, crude & gas, & metals trade & the consequential uncertainty in the Black Sea region—a hub for regional shipping—has immediate negative global impacts, says @ahluss. https://t.co/lMbCJKhZQS
— ORF (@orfonline) March 20, 2022
Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, @USAID has supported @WFP to deliver nearly 2,200 MT of food—enough to feed up to 114K people per month—inside Ukraine. This critical aid includes: high energy biscuits, wheat flour, vegetable oil, bread & mixed canned food with more on the way pic.twitter.com/jTGDGAYbGn
— USAID's Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (@USAIDSavesLives) March 19, 2022
#Russia is using new means of food warfare to drive up food prices with dire consequences for vulnerable food importing countries in the MENA and Africa
After stopping the export of wheat it is seizing and even sinking vessels carrying wheat in the Black Sea https://t.co/buSyvqeBI7
— Dr Andreas Krieg (@andreas_krieg) March 19, 2022