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Chinese Trader Cofco’s Sunflower Oil Plant Near Mariupol Damaged

  • Part of the structure damaged, access still limited: person
  • Russia launched attacks on the region in early March
Chinese crop trader Cofco’s sunflower oil processing plant near Mariupol was damaged by Russian attacks in March
Chinese crop trader Cofco’s sunflower oil processing plant near Mariupol was damaged by Russian attacks in MarchSource: Bloomberg

Fighting around Mariupol has damaged a Cofco Corp. sunflower seed crushing plant in the Ukraine, which produces almost 10% of the country’s supply, according to a person familiar with the matter. 

The plant, the Chinese trader’s only one in the country, was damaged during Russia’s attack on the port of Mariupol in the first half of March, according to the person, who asked not to be named because the information isn’t public.