Bulgaria: wheat exports considerably up

Milling wheat continued rising in price on the domestic market on active purchases. Export prices for 11.5%-protein wheat in Bulgaria stay at $176-179 FOB for December-January delivery. Growing demand for Bulgarian wheat is observed from beyond the European Union. Overall, traders substantially increased export shipments of wheat this season. In the first five months of…

Baltics not to expect a “walk in the park”

The austerity policy realized in Baltics during the crisis has resulted in some of the lowest budget deficit and debt levels in the European Union. However, Baltics are part of the six EU member states, which includes Luxembourg, Denmark and Slovakia, which are able to fulfill all Maastricht criteria. “Baltic States have managed to demonstrate…

Azerbaijan: exports of agricultural products up in January-October 2016

In January-October Azerbaijan exported agricultural products valued at $311.673 million, up by 22.3% YoY, the Ministry of Agriculture declared. According to the announcement, fruit and vegetables formed most of the exports of agricultural products ($270.842 million). In January-October Azerbaijan exported 11.19 thousand tons of raw hides at $12.248 million, and 16.57 thousand tons of oats…

Ukraine: electricity export-import in January-November 2016

Ukraine in January-November exported electricity worth $137.785 million, in particular in November for $14.497 million. According to the State Fiscal Service, electricity delivered to Hungary amounted to $105.039 million for the 11 months, to Poland to $32.392 million, Moldova to $347,000, other countries to $7,000. In addition, in January-November Ukraine imported power worth $3.288 million…

Turkmenistan: economic policy to be additionally adjusted

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission led by Martin Sommer visited Ashgabat on December 1-6, to assess macroeconomic and financial developments and discuss economic challenges and policy priorities with senior government officials and the diplomatic community. The expectations for persistently lower oil and natural gas prices imply the need for additional policy adjustment in Turkmenistan,…

Kazakhstan: Kashagan officially presented

Kazakhstan’s huge oil field Kashagan was officially presented on December 7, Kazakh Energy Ministry said. Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev took part in the event. Oil production at Kashagan was launched in autumn and reached commercial level of 75,000 barrels per day on November 1. Currently work is carried out in order to increase the level…

Kazakhstan: FCC for 3- and 4-grade wheat purchasing prices up

JSC National Company Food Contract Corporation announced the increase of the purchasing prices for 3- and 4-grade wheat Triticum aestivum L., the company’s press-service reported. In particular, the prices for 3-grade wheat, purchased to the commercial resources of the company, increased from 41`500-50`000 KZT/ton to 49`000-58`000 KZT/ton for VAT taxpayers (depending on the qualitative indicator),…

Estonia: Elering announces tender for designing and building Estonian-Latvian power connection

As part of building the third power connection between Estonia and Latvia, Estonian power grid operator Elering has announced a procurement tender for designing and constructing the Estonian side of the project. “The new Estonian-Latvian power connection is notable because a project important from the energy security and market standpoint will be carried out without…