Belarus: Israel shows appetite for food

Israel is interested in buying Belarusian food, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Israel to Belarus Alon Shoham reported. The ambassador noted that Israel grew increasingly interested in buying organic food. “We believe that Belarusian products offer very good quality. We believe that Belarusian foods are organic and up to high standards. We are considering the…

Ukraine: AVK launches ground coffee line

AVK Confectionary LLC (Kyiv), a large confectionary producer in Ukraine, with the launch of the ground coffee line under the Baristi trademark seeks to reach 5% of the market segment by 2018. The company said in a press release that in May 2016 AVK started producing ground coffee under the Baristi trademark. In 12 month…

Kazakhstan: flour exports to China up

According to the Customs Control Committee at the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Kazakhstan, in July-April of 2016-2017 MY the shipments of Kazakh flour to China totaled 10.1 thousand tons, up by 145% YoY, and up 12-fold from July-April of 2014-2015 MY. At the same time, such growth figures moved China to the…

Ukraine exporting flour at a record pace

Ukraine exported 330 KMT of flour in the ten months of MY 2016-2017 (July 2016 – April 2017), up by 16% YoY. Traditionally, China remains the top importer of Ukrainian flour with an export share of 21%. Ukrainian exporters continue stepping up flour deliveries to Africa. In particular, more than 28 KMT of flour was…

Ukraine: sugar exports down in May 2017

Ukraine shipped 48,400 tons of sugar abroad in May, down by 33% MoM, according to the Ukrtsukor association of sugar producers. “In May, sugar exports fell by almost half compared to April, as the world market prices were on the decline. We estimate that further supplies in the current marketing year will be insignificant,” the…

Ukraine: margarine expanding into new end markets

In the current year Ukrainian fat-and-oil producers managed to reverse the downward trend in the margarine market’s capacity. This product’s output shrank by 41% to the smallest level since 2003. The main reason for that substantial decline in Ukrainian margarine production is declining demand for this commodity, both from the domestic market and foreign consumers.…

Belarus to export broiler meat to China

Belarusian broiler farms have plans to obtain certificates to sell to the Chinese market, Belarus Agriculture and Food Minister Leonid Zayats said on the sidelines of the international agricultural expo Belagro 2017 on June 6. “We have boosted our supplies to the Chinese market. On June 16, we will welcome specialists from the General Administration…