Ukraine: Auchan acquires Caravan supermarket chain

Auchan Retail Ukraine, which operates a chain of 11 hypermarkets in Kyiv, Lviv, Odessa, Zaporizhia, and Kryvy Rih, signed an agreement with the Ukrainian distributor Caravan on the acquisition of its assets, namely nine Ukrainian-based hypermarkets, which employ 3,300 people. “Auchan Retail Ukraine will strengthen its presence in Kyiv, and will also be present in…

Ukraine: trade turnover with Hungary up

Last year, the trade turnover between Ukraine and Hungary grew after the fall in 2015 and amounted to $3 billion, Hungarian Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador to Ukraine Erno Keskeny said during a roundtable in Kyiv on the topic “The Hungarian factor in domestic policy of Ukraine”. “We have a high trade turnover. Of course, it…

Ukraine and Kazakhstan to extend export-import cooperation

Within the framework of the Kazakh-Ukrainian Business Council, an agreement was reached between the two countries on export-import cooperation, Ukrainian Vice Prime Minister – Minister for Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Utilities stated at the 13th meeting of the joint interstate Ukrainian-Kazakh commission for economic cooperation. According to Zubko, the Development Bank of Kazakhstan is…

Belarus: exports up in January-April 2017

In January-April Belarus’ export of merchandise and services rose by 19.5% YoY, to $10.413 billion, according to the latest statistics released by the National Bank of the Republic of Belarus. Foreign trade in merchandise and services totaled $20.706 billion, up by 17.9%. Export reached $10.413 billion (up by 19.5%), with import at $10.292 billion (up…

Ukraine: exports up in Q1 2017

In January-March the exports of goods and services from Ukraine totaled $12.4 billion, up by 28% YoY, or by $2.7 billion, the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine reported. In particular, in the reporting period the exports of goods increased by 34.4%, or by $2.7 billion, and totaled $10.4 billion. Agricultural products and…

Latvia: April 2017 retail trade turnover up

Compared to April 2016, total retail trade turnover rose by 2.8% in April 2017. Turnover of retail trade in food products increased by 1.7% and turnover of retail trade in non-food products grew by 4%. The most significant growth in turnover in the non-food product group was recorded in retail sale of information and communication…

Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan discuss cross-border trade issues

Residents of border areas of Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan believe that cross-border trade can promote providing stability and developing confidence-building measures as well as help solve economic problems facing residents of border areas. A meeting to discuss development of a cross-border trade between the Bobojonghafourov district in Tajikistan’s Sughd province and the Leilek district in Kyrgyzstan’s…

Ukraine: exports up in Q1 2017

Ukraine’s exports of goods and services grew by 28% YoY in the first quarter of 2017, to $12.4 billion, up by $2.7 billion, according to the Ukrainian Economic Development and Trade Ministry’s press service. At the same time, exports of goods increased by 34.4% (by $2.7 billion), to $10.4 billion. The share of agriculture and…

Ukraine: retail trade up in January-April 2017

Retail trade in Ukraine rose by 5.8% YoY in January-April in comparable prices, to UAH 226.749 billion, or $8.6 billion, according to the State Statistics Service’s website. Retail turnover increased the most in Kirovohrad region (by 9.3%, to UAH 4.37 billion), Lviv region (by 9.2%, to UAH 13.1 billion), Poltava region (by 8.4%, to UAH…

Ukraine: retail trade up in January-April 2017

Retail trade in Ukraine in January-Apri posted a 5.8% increase YoY, according to the State Statistics Service of Ukraine. The highest increase in retail trade was recorded in Kirovohrad, Lviv, Poltava, Odessa, and Zhytomyr regions. In particular, Kirovohrad region saw a 9.3% increase, Lviv region boosted retail trade by 9.2%. Retail growth in Poltava region…

Latvia: FVS uncovers illegal sheep meat product trade

Inspecting an advertisement published on Facebook, Latvian Food and Veterinary Service uncovered illegal trade of sheep meat, canned meat storage and meat product distribution organized in an office building on Selpils Street, Riga. Upon performing a control purchase, inspectors found that tins with meat were either not labeled or improperly labeled, making it impossible to…