Ukraine: fish catch up in H1 2016

The State Fishing Agency reports a rise in fish catch in Ukrainian water basins (inland water basins and seas) in January through June by 19.4% YoY, to 22,900 tons. The agency said in a press release that total fish catch in the Azov and Black seas grew by almost 20.5%, to 16,000 tons, including a…

Azerbaijan: talks on WTO accession held in Geneva

Another round of talks on Azerbaijan’s accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) started in Geneva, the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry said. According to the ministry, at the negotiations the Azerbaijani delegation was headed by Deputy Foreign Minister Mahmud Mammad-Guliyev. Earlier, Chidu Osakwe, director of the WTO office of accession, said the changes taking place in…

Ukraine interested in Chinese investments

Ukraine is interested in strengthening cooperation with China, particularly in attracting Chinese investment and broad access of the Ukrainian goods and technologies to the Chinese market. Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Regional Development, Construction and Housing Hennady Zubko said this during a meeting with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of China to Ukraine Du Wei, the…

Ukraine: 68.4% of rapeseed harvested

By July 21, Ukrainian farmers had threshed 312.0 thousand ha of rapeseed, which was 68.4% of the plan (456 thousand ha). 805 KMT was harvested with average productivity of 2.58 MT/ha. Despite the fact that harvesting progress is behind the last year`s pace, productivity is higher. By the same date in 2015 nearly 414 thousand…

Ukraine: grain exports from seaports set new record

In the 2015/2016 season Ukrainian seaports set a new grain exports record, surpassing the previous one by nearly 10%.

Grain shipments from Ukrainian seaports reached 37.9 MMT, up by 9.5% more than in the previous record year (34.6 MMT). (UkrAgroConsult/Business World Magazine)

Ukraine: Nika-Tera transshipment in H1 2016

In January-June the seaport Nika-Tera (Mykolaiv, part of Group DF) shipped 669.5 thousand tons of grain cargoes, which is nearly 46.94% of the general cargo turnover (1.42 million tons), the press-service of the company declared. Also, the terminal shipped 236.7 thousand tons of mineral fertilizers (16.6%). In June, Nika-Tera transshipped 291.7 thousand tons of cargoes.…

Russia: 75 oil and gas fields found on Sakhalin

75 hydrocarbon fields were discovered on the Sakhalin Island, including 13 offshore ones. Almost all fields are located in the northeastern part of the island, the regional Ministry of Natural Resources said. “The majority of onshore oil and gas fields are at late development stages. Regional onshore oil production may be increased in the near…

Russia: grain export prices down

Russian export market was characterized by sufficient supply at the background of limited demand that determines trends of prices. Last week, downward trend in export prices was observed in the Russian grain market. In particular milling wheat price in deep-water ports decreased by $2-3 to $165-167/MT FOB under the pressure of global downward trends. The…

Kazakhstan: linseed exports doubled

2009 may be considered as the beginning of active linseed production in Kazakhstan. Since that time Kazakhstan has been increasing linseed exports meeting the consistently high demand for this crop, including from the main importer – the European Union. At present, despite some reduction in oilseeds acreage, Kazakhstan competes in the global market, remaining among…

Ukraine: H1 2016 mayonnaise output

In June Ukraine produced 8 KMT of mayonnaise against 9.5 KMT in the previous month and 11.2 KMT in June 2015. Thus, since the beginning of 2016 Ukrainian production of mayonnaise totaled 59.2 KMT, down by 1 KMT or by 1.7% YoY. If producers retain production volumes at the last year level it could be…

Russia: in July 2016 grain exports to fall

In July, Turkey reduced the import volumes of grains, including grains of Russian origin, but the fall of supplies was not caused by political tensions in the country, the Deputy Director of the strategic management department at Rusagrotrans CJSC, Igor Pavensky declared. According to him, Turkey continues purchasing grains on foreign markets, despite domestic instability…

Azerbaijan: AZAL and Ural Airlines agree on Gabala-Moscow code-share

Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) and Russian Ural Airlines will start operating joint flights on Gabala-Moscow-Gabala route from July 31. According to the code-share agreement, flights of Ural Airlines on this airline will be operated under the codes of both airlines. Direct flights on Gabala-Moscow-Gabala route will be operated every week on Sundays. Departure from Domodedovo International…