Ukraine: exports of apples up in 2017-2018

Exports of apples from Ukraine in the 2017-2018 season soared 3.2-fold YoY. Ukraine exported 49,000 tons of apples over the period under review, the Ukrainian government’s portal has said. In the previous 2016-2017 season Ukraine shipped only 12,800 tons of apples abroad. “The largest batches of Ukrainian apples are exported to Belarus, Moldova, and Austria,”…

Uzbekistan: number of flights to Russia growing

The national air carrier Uzbekistan Airways will start regular flights on the Tashkent-Vladivostok-Tashkent route from September 15, the company announced. According to the information, the regular passenger flights between Tashkent and Vladivostok will be performed once a week. Uzbekistan Airways noted that only charter flights had been previously carried out in this direction. Flights will…

Latvia: Defense Ministry performs final assessment of 4×4 tactical transport procurement

Defense Ministry currently performs the final assessment of procurement offers for 4×4 light and medium-sized tactical transports for the country’s National Armed Forces. Talks regarding procurement of 4×4 light and medium-sized tactical transports were organized in two stages. Twelve contenders submitted applications for the first stage. Defense Ministry’s procurement commission picked six for the second…

Belarus: trade with Sweden up in H1 2018

The trade between Belarus and Sweden reached $83.8 million in H1, up by 28.9% YoY, according to the website of the Belarusian embassy in Sweden. The Belarusian export grew by 73.1%, to $24.4 million. The supplies of Swedish products to Belarus increased by 16.7%, to $59.4 million. Belarus’ main exports to Sweden included potash fertilizers,…

Kyrgyzstan: new trolleybuses delivered to Bishkek

New trolleybuses, purchased at the expense of EBRD’ funds within the public transport development project, arrived in Bishkek, the press service of the Bishkek City Administration reported. 37 new trolleybuses were delivered to the capital: 15 low-floor Belarusian vehicles and 22 medium-floor trolleybuses from Russia. The Vice Mayor of Bishkek Gennady Militsky said that 52…

Belarus: GDP growth projected at 4.1% in 2019

Belarus’ target economic development scenario suggests that GDP growth will be 4.1% in 2019. This is envisaged by the draft projections of the social and economic development of Belarus in 2019, Deputy Economy Minister Alexander Chervyakov said at an expanded-participation session of the Economy, Budget, and Finance Commission of the Council of the Republic of…

Ukraine: first GE locomotives for Ukrzaliznytsia to be put into operation in autumn 2018

Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman has said that first locomotives manufactured and equipped for Ukraine under the agreement with U.S. multinational conglomerate General Electric will be put into operation this autumn. “This autumn we will start receiving new rolling stock under the agreement on joint production with General Electric. We have lost a lot of rolling…

Uzbekistan: France lifts restrictions on supply of melons and pomegranates

France abolished restrictions on supply of Uzbek melons and pomegranates, Foreign Trade Ministry of Uzbekistan stated after talks in Paris between the Agriculture Ministry of France and a delegation of Uzbekistan headed by Foreign Trade Minister Jamshid Khojayev. “Following the talks held in France in the Agriculture Ministry, phytosanitary restrictions on Uzbek melons and pomegranates…

Belarus: cement exports resumed

Belarus has resumed cement exports, Belarus’ Architecture and Construction Minister Anatoly Cherny said. Belarus faced the lack of cement on the domestic market in May-June due to its volume being almost sold out, the minister said. Importers began to increase the price on the domestic market, and the consumer demand for the Belarusian product, which…