Ukraine: rice imports down in 2016

Rice imports to Ukraine continued shrinking this season. Ukraine imported 14 KMT of rice from July till November 2016/2017, down by 35% YoY. India continues to be Ukraine’s traditional rice supplier, though with noticeably reduced shipments. 5.5 KMT of Indian rice was imported to Ukraine in the period under review against 7.9 KMT in July-November…

Ukraine: 4 international companies supplying gas

Four international companies are supplying imported gas to Ukraine to sell it to local consumers, Commercial Director of the national joint-stock company Naftogaz Ukrainy Yuriy Vitrenko reported. “These are Hungarian, Swiss, German and French companies,” he said. Vitrenko said that in January these and other importers of natural gas to Ukraine imported less gas than…

Russia: Vladivostok SFP fish throughput up in 2016

In January-December 2016 Vladivostok Sea Fishing Port (Vladmorrybport OJSC) handled 327,000 tons of fish cargo (up by 6.3% YoY) Transshipment of containers totaled 142,364 TEUs (+10.3%); metal scrap – 376,700 tons (+30.3%); dry bulk cargo – 926,200 tons (+51.6%). Over the year the port handled 781 vessels (including 210 vessels with fish and supplies) and…

Ukraine: Kernel Holding S.A. rated preliminary ‘B’

S&P Global Ratings assigned its preliminary ‘B’ long-term corporate credit rating to Kernel Holding S.A. (Kernel), a Ukraine-based producer and exporter of sunflower oil and grains. The outlook is stable, S&P said in a press release. S&P assigned its preliminary ‘B’ ratings to Kernel and its proposed U.S. dollar-denominated eurobond. Final ratings will depend on…

Uzbekistan: FEZ “Jizzakh” produces 255.2 billion soums worth of goods

The presidential decree “On additional measures for the intensification and expansion of activities of free economic zones” dated October 26, 2016 serves as an important guide to action in creating a more favorable investment climate, expanding privileges and preferences. A single legal regime for free economic zones, unification of tax and customs privileges and preferences,…

Ukraine: money stock up in December 2016

Money supply in Ukraine in December 2016 increased by 5.4%, to UAH 1.102 trillion, according to preliminary monetary statistics data, posted on the website of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU). In addition, the amount of cash last month grew by UAH 25.7 billion (8.9%), to UAH 315.175 billion. The annual rise was 11.5%. According…

Ukraine: car production down in 2016

Production of passenger cars in Ukraine in 2016, according to preliminary data from the Ukrautoprom association, decreased by 23.2% YoY, to 4,340 units. The result of the year in the passenger segment was formed by two manufacturers: PJSC Eurocar and Zaporizhia Automobile Building Plant (ZAZ). At the same time, Eurocar increased production of Skoda cars…