Belarus: champignon supplies to Russia discussed

The Agriculture and Food Ministry of Belarus is holding talks with the Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance of Russia (Rosselkhoznadzor) to settle issues over supplies of champignons, the ministry reported. “Director of the Main State Inspectorate for Seed Production, Quarantine and Plant Protection of the Agriculture and Food Ministry Alexander Piskun is in…

Belarus: Belkommunmash mulls over electrobus production in Egypt

Possible supplies and joint production of Belkommunmash electric buses were discussed during a visit of the company’s delegation led by Director General Vladimir Korol to Egypt, the Belarusian embassy in Egypt reported. Belkommunmash representatives met with the authorities of the Ministry of Trade and Industry, the Military Industry Organization of Egypt, the Alexandria Passenger Transportation…

Lithuania: meat to be exported to Hong Kong

Ten Lithuanian meat-processing companies have been given the green light for exporting chilled and frozen beef and pork and beef and pork products. The Lithuanian State Food and Veterinary Service said that it had received confirmation from Hong Kong’s competent authority. The ten companies are Utenos Mesa, Agaras, Krekenavos Agrofirma, Pajurio Mesine, Agrovet, Biovela’s meat…

Kazakhstan: Nazarbayev Airport international passenger flow up in H1 2018

The passenger traffic at the Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport hit 2,045,154 passengers in January-June, up by 17% YoY, the company’s press service reports. In the past six months it also increased internal passenger flow by 12%, the airport served 1,346,578 people at large. During the period under consideration, the international airport received 798,576 of international…

Ukraine: Renault to open plant

Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman has met with the managers of the French automaker Renault and discussed the prospects for production location in Ukraine. “I have met with the managers of the leading automaker, the French company Renault. We discussed the possibility of locating the Renault production in Ukraine. This would help create additional jobs…

Belarus: farm exports to Asia and Oceania up in January-May 2018

Enterprises affiliated with the Agriculture and Food Ministry increased exports 2.4-fold to the countries of Asia and Oceania in January-May, Aleksei Bogdanov, Head of the Central Office for Foreign Economic Activities of the Belarusian Agriculture and Food Ministry, reported. “Work on export diversification continues. We have seen positive dynamics practically on all tracks except Russia.…

Kazakhstan: flour supplied to Afghanistan through new railway route

Kazakhstan has started supplying flour to Afghanistan through the new railway route, the press service of Kazakhstan Railways JSC reported. A flour-laden train has been sent from Kostanay station to Afghanistan, and the train will pass through the territory of Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan, according to the report. The length of the Kostanay-Bolashak-Serhetabad (Turkmenistan) route is…

Ukraine: honey exports down in H1 2018

In the first half of 2018, Ukrainian honey exports decreased by 43% YoY. “They totaled almost 17,000 tons worth $37 million,” Ann Burka, consultant at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), posted on her Facebook page. According to FAO’s data for last year, Ukraine became one of the world’s three leading…

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…