Belarus: retail sector up in H1 2018

In January-June the retail sector in Belarus expanded by 9.3% YoY, to Br21 billion, the National Statistics Committee reported. In H1 wholesale trade totaled Br44.4 billion, up by 6.8%. In January-June one-day retail sales per capita made up Br12.2 as against Br10.9 in January-June 2017. Retail trade by trade companies accounted for 88.9% of the…

Ukraine: train of four capitals to be launched from Kyiv in late September 2018

Riga-Vilnius-Minsk-Kyiv train will be launched from the Ukrainian capital on September 28, Infrastructure Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Omelyan said at a briefing upon the plenary session of the Intergovernmental Ukrainian-Lithuanian Commission on Trade-Economic and Scientific-Technical Cooperation, which was held in Lviv on July 17, the press service of the Infrastructure Ministry reports. “Last year’s agenda,…

Uzbekistan: Urgench airport closed

From July 16 for technical reasons and unfavorable temperature the international Urgench airport is closed, the Uzbek national airline “Uzbek Airlines” reported. According to the information, flights to Urgench airport were transferred to the international airports of Nukus and Bukhara. The international airport Urgench is located in the same city, the center of Khorezm region,…

Ukraine: foreign trade deficit growing

The deficit of Ukraine’s foreign trade in goods in January-May amounted to $2,054.9 million, up by 44.4% YoY. This data was provided by the State Statistics Service of Ukraine. In January-May Ukraine’s total imports of goods made up $21,515.0 million, or 115.3% compared to January-May 2017. Ukraine’s total exports of goods over the reporting period…

Uzbekistan: export of cherries to China to increase

Uzbekistan intends to supply to China about 20,000 tons of high-quality cherries in the next season. The representative for the coordination of the export of agricultural products in the framework of cooperation of Uzbekistan-China Dilshod Mullabaev held talks with employees of the quarantine service and the General Administration of Customs Authorities about the results of…

Belarus: beef and poultry meat to be sold to UAE

Belarus intends to sell beef and poultry meat to the United Arab Emirates. The statement was made by Belarusian Deputy Agriculture and Food Minister Igor Brylo after negotiations with Director General of the Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA) Abdulla Al Maeeni. Igor Brylo said: “Belarus intends to sell dairy products, beef, and poultry…

Belarus: BelAZ opens truck maintenance center in Russia’s Sverdlovsk region

The Belarusian automobile engineering company OAO BelAZ has opened a modern technical support center in Russia’s Ural Federal District, the press service of the Belarusian Industry Ministry reported. The center for repairing and maintaining BelAZ mining vehicles was opened in the city of Berezovsky, Sverdlovsk region. The center had been built by BelTransLogistik Company, an…

Kazakhstan: Astana-Helsinki flight resumed

Finnair air carrier resumes its flights to Astana. The flights will be operated from July till September twice a week on Wednesday and Fridays by comfortable Airbus 319. The flight duration is four hours, the press service of the Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport JSC said. Last summer Finnair transported more than 3,000 passengers. (Kazinform/Business World…

Ukraine: sugar exports up in June 2018

Ukraine exported 67,600 tons of sugar in June of the current marketing year (2017-2018 MY, September through August), up by 25% MoM, the National Association of Sugar Producers, Ukrtsukor, has reported. “Large batches of sugar in June were shipped to Uzbekistan (51%) and Libya (35%), while smaller batches were exported to Azerbaijan (5%), Armenia and…