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Where Food Imports Are Affected in the Ukraine Crisis

Source: Statista

A first grain freighter left the Ukrainian port of Odessa on Monday after crucial food exports out of the country had stalled for months due to the Russian war in the country.

According to the Food & Fertilizer Export Restrictions Tracker by the International Food Policy Research Institute, 20 countries in the world are currently banning the export of 30 food products, while another six have placed heavy restrictions on certain exports.

The effects are felt most in poorer countries – many in Africa and the Middle East – which are typically those that depend on food imports. Some countries – for example India, Iran or Turkey – can be found on both ends of the equation, restricting exports while being affected by exports ban elsewhere to a significant degree as well.

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