Ukraine: energy consumption to drop

Ukraine should reduce energy consumption by 5% every year, European Commissioner for Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Johannes Hahn said. “Energy efficiency is one of the key goals of our joint initiatives”, he said. “Our goal is to improve energy efficiency by 5% every year”, Hahn said. He said that Ukraine should focus on energy efficiency…

Ukraine: 7.7 million tons of coal imported in H1 2016

In January-June Ukraine imported coal and anthracite (foreign activity code 2701) valued at $678.2 million, in particular $102.09 million in June. According to the State Fiscal Service, the Russian Federation delivered coal worth $446.26 million, the United States – $95.93 million, Australia – $43.28 million, other countries – $92.72 million. The total volume of coal…

Ukraine: winter and spring crops condition

Early in July hot weather conditions persisted in Ukraine with local rains and lightning. Along with this, in the dry regions soil moisture stocks decreased considerably, which can lead to higher number of shriveled grain. High temperatures contributed to the intensive growth of grain crops and speeded up the stages of their development Winter wheat…

Ukraine: barley prices down in July 2016

Ukrainian barley prices decreased. By the end of last week export prices for new crop barley had fallen by $4-5. Domestic prices declined by 150-250 UAH last week. By July 11 farmers had gathered barley from 35% of the intended area. An average productivity is almost 11% higher than last year. (UkrAgroConsult/Business World Magazine)  

Ukraine: UIA advocates liberalization of aviation market with eastern countries

Ukraine International Airlines (UIA, Kyiv), the largest Ukrainian airlines, believes that the aviation market with eastern countries should be liberalized, UIA President Yuriy Miroshnikov said. “The European market is liberalized enough. Dear managers of the sector, use your liberalization efforts in the East. There are examples of liberal approach, such as Georgia, Kazakhstan, and tough…