Middle East wheat supplies hit by war in Ukraine

A woman shows bread she just bought while others queue up to buy some bread in Tunis's Medina on January 16, 2011.
File: A woman buys bread as others wait in a queue in Tunis's Medina on January 16, 2011 [File: Fethi Belaid/AFP]

Russia and Ukraine account for about 29 percent of global wheat exports, almost a third of the world supply.  The main customers are from the Middle East and North Africa.

Some countries like Egypt receive a quarter of their wheat from Ukraine, Libya almost half, and Lebanon more than 60 percent.

What could this massive disruption in the supply chain entail for many countries in the region?

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Patrick Mardini, CEO of Lebanese Institute for Market Studies (LIMS)


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Source: Al Jazeera