Argentina is set to replace most of the lost Black Sea wheat supplies to countries in Sub-Saharan Africa in May. Importers in the region seek to replace shipments from Russia and Ukraine, which have fallen following Russia's invasion of Ukraine on 24 February. Argentinian wheat totalling 242,650t has been loaded, shipped or is awaiting shipment to Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Guinea, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania in May, according to preliminary line-up data. The six countries for which historical trade data exists — Cote d'Ivoire, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal and South Africa — are set to receive 147,200t of wheat from Argentina. This is an increase of more than 333pc on the 34,025t that all six countries imported from Argentina in May 2021, according to data from Global Trade Tracker (GTT), and comfortably above the five-year average for May imports of 38,835t.

Sub-Saharan Africa Turns to Argentinian Wheat