Russia-Ukraine conflict not likely to have direct impact on Singapore's food supply

SFA said Singapore currently imports food from more than 170 countries and regions. ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG
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SINGAPORE - While Singapore does import some foods, such as eggs and cooking oil, from Ukraine, as well as seafood and alcoholic beverages from Russia, volumes are low, said the Singapore Food Agency (SFA).

But the larger picture is that the conflict between the two European countries has led to higher oil prices and worsened a supply chain disruption triggered by the coronavirus pandemic, and these developments are likely to put pressure on food prices globally.

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