Ukraine: oats exports down in July-August 2017

According to the official statistics figures, during the first 2 months of 2017-2018 MY (July-August) Ukraine exported 2.9 thousand of oats, down 2.4-fold YoY (nearly 7 thousand tons). In the reporting period, Pakistan became the largest importer of the Ukrainian grain, and purchased 78% of the general shipments, followed by Qatar (10%), and the United…

Turkmenistan: Berdimuhamedov instructs to strengthen fight against corruption

Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov in his message to the National Security Ministry’s employees on the occasion of 26th anniversary of this authority said that the fight against corruption and bribery carried out jointly with other law enforcement agencies should be strengthened. “You must confront the challenges and threats of modernity, prevent the entry into the…

Estonia: August 2017 industrial production up

According to information released by Statistics Estonia, the production of industrial enterprises increased by 5% YoY in August, with production increasing in mining and quarrying, but decreasing in the energy sector. In August, manufacturing production was 6% higher than the same month last year. Production growth was broad-based – last month, production surpassed August 2016…

Turkmenistan to purchase KAMAZ trucks

The Ministry of Road Transport of Turkmenistan will purchase 250 KAMAZ-6520 trucks with a carrying capacity of 20 tons, the Turkmen government said. The relevant decree was signed by President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov. The truck market in Turkmenistan is a promising one for KAMAZ. Since 2006, the country has received more than 9,000 units of cars…

Estonia: Latvenergo enters gas market

Latvenergo’s energy trading company in Estonia – Elektrum Eesti – has commenced selling natural gas to business clients, as confirmed by the company. Elektrum Eesti is the second largest electrical energy trader in Estonia. Now it will also start selling natural gas in addition to electricity, expanding the company’s services. The company will offer gas…

Turkmenistan: ADB forecast for GDP growth unchanged

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has kept the forecast for GDP growth in Turkmenistan at 6.5%, according to the “Asian Development Outlook 2017 Update: Sustaining Development Through Public-Private Partnership”. According to the bank’s forecast, the economy of Turkmenistan will grow by 6.5% in 2018. Meanwhile, the ADB lowered its forecast for inflation in Turkmenistan for…