Ukraine: military expenditure up in 2018

Ukraine’s military expenditure grew by 21%, to $4.8 billion in 2018. Total world military expenditure rose to $1.8 trillion in 2018, representing an increase of 2.6% from 2017, according to new data from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). The five biggest spenders in 2018 were the United States, China, Saudi Arabia, India and…

Azerbaijan: Boeing 747 freighter lands at new Istanbul New Airport for first time

The Boeing 747-8F aircraft of the Azerbaijani cargo airline Silk Way West Airlines became the first F-category large cargo airliner that landed at the recently opened New Istanbul Airport. Baku-Istanbul-Baku flight was served by the Turkish “Celebi” ground handling company, which had been providing aviation services at a high professional level for many years. Since…

Ukraine: industrial output up in March 2019

Industrial output in Ukraine grew by 2.1% YoY in March without taking into account the adjustment for the calendar day effect, after a 1.8% fall in February. The growth in industrial output in March, with the calendar day adjustment, accelerated to 2.7% after a 1.8% decline in February, the Ukrainian State Statistics Service said on…