Research of KSE Institute and the Ministry of Agrarian Policy: direct losses in Ukrainian agriculture due to the war with russia reached $ 6.6 billion.

11 November 2022

Direct losses from the war in agriculture of Ukraine as of September 15, 2022, reached $ 6.6 billion.

This is evidenced by the results of the “Survey of losses from the war in agriculture of Ukraine,” which was prepared by the Center for Food and Land Use Research (KSE Agrocenter) and the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine.

This amount of losses of $ 6.6 billion includes the following categories:

1. Agricultural machinery – $ 2.9 billion

84.2 thousand units of machinery and equipment are completely or partially damaged.

2. Grain storages – $1.1 billion

In total, grain storages with a total capacity of 9.4 million tons of simultaneous storage were damaged or destroyed (this volume does not take into account the capacity that remains inaccessible due to the temporary occupation).

3. Livestock – $ 362.5 million

The estimated number of animals that died as a result of Russian aggression is almost 400 thousand bee colonies, 95 thousand goats and sheep, 212 thousand cattle, 507 thousand pigs, and almost 11.7 thousand poultry.

4. Perennial crops – $ 348.7 million

More than 14.3 thousand hectares of perennial plantations were destroyed in the affected areas.

5. Production factors (fuel, fertilizers, plant protection products) – $ 95.4 million

0.6 thousand tons of plant protection products (PPP), 124 thousand tons of fertilizers, and 11.5 million liters of fuel were destroyed and stolen.

6. Manufactured products Р$ 1.9 billion  

As a result of the full-scale invasion, 2.8 million tons of cereals and 1.2 million tons of oilseeds were destroyed or stolen.

Compared to the previous June edition of the Survey, the total damage increased by $2.3 billion.

Comparing damage to the same categories of assets (excluding damage to land and winter crops from the previous issue of the Survey), the value of damage to agricultural assets more than tripled.

Indirect methods of damage assessment were used in the Survey. This approach involves determining the territories affected by active hostilities, the amount of resources located in such territories at the time of the full-scale invasion of the Russian Federation, and the use of damage coefficients determined separately for each region and category of damaged assets.

The full text of the Review of losses from the war in agriculture of Ukraine can be found here.