Ukraine: sunflower oil production up

During the period of export duties on sunflower seed in Ukraine (1999-2016), sunflower oil production volumes increased 9 times (from 510 thousand tons, to 4.6 million tons per year). The exports of sunflower oil increased 20.9 times (from 206 thousand tons to 4.3 million tons), association Ukroliyaprom said as to the draft law No. 1837…

Ukraine: memorandum with grain exporters signed

On July 12, the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine signed the Memorandum of understanding with market participants – exporters of grains for 2016/2017 MY, declared the press-service of the Ministry. In particular, the parties agreed to coordinate the volumes of grain exports from the country in the new season “to ensure food…

Turkmenistan eyeing possibility of exporting electricity to Pakistan and Tajikistan

Prospective routes are becoming much more certain for the Turkmen electricity export, in particular to Pakistan and Tajikistan, says the Turkmen government. The message also said export opportunities could be expanded thanks to the commissioning of the gas-turbine power plant with annual capacity of 254 megawatts in the Beyik Turkmenbashy district of Turkmenistan’s Lebap region.…

Russia: imports of sour cherry from Afghanistan and peaches from Somali banned

Russia bans import of sour cherry and cherry from Afghanistan and peaches and nectarines from Somali because of suspected smuggling of such products, the Russian veterinary and phytosanitary watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor said. Temporary restrictions are introduced on import of such products to Russia through third countries as well. Measures are taken in connection with deliveries of…

Russia: seaports grain shipments up in H1 2016

In January-June the seaports of Russia increased the shipment volumes of grains by 29.4% YoY, to 12.1 million tons, the Association of Sea Commercial Ports of the Russian Federation announced. At the same time some increasing of mineral fertilizers shipment by 9.9%, to 8.5 million tons, was observed. The general cargo turnover in the Russian…