Georgia: international arrivals up in 2016

Visits to Georgia by foreign citizens reached 6,350,825 in 2016, up by 7.6% YoY, according to the data released by the Interior Ministry. The Interior Ministry compiles statistics based on border crossing data. Travelers entering Georgia and staying in the country for more than 24 hours are classified as “tourists”. Of the total 6.35 million…

Belarus: Bellesbumprom enterprises branch out into 12 new markets in 2016

Bellesbumprom enterprises branched out into 12 new markets in 2016, Bellesbumprom spokesperson Ruzhena Novitskaya said. “The export geography of Bellesbumprom enterprises included such new destinations as Bangladesh, Bahrain, Cameroon, Kenya, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Morocco, the UAE, Albania, Iraq, Israel, and Luxembourg. In January-November 2016, the enterprises of Bellesbumprom exported $268.5 million worth of products…

Ukraine: application for gas transit via GTS up

Russia’s Gazprom increased an application for Russian gas transit via the Ukrainian gas transport system (GTS) by 10% compared to first days of January, to 278.9 million cubic meters, spokesman for the pubic joint-stock company Ukrtransgaz Maksym Beliavsky has said. “By the way, Gazprom sent the expanded application for transit to Europe – 278.9 million…

Azerbaijan to create joint drug plants with Turkey and Ukraine

Azerbaijan is holding negotiations to create pharmaceutical plants jointly with Turkish and Ukrainian companies, Shahin Mustafayev, Azerbaijani economy minister and chairman of the country’s Tariff (price) Council, said. Mustafayev noted that currently those Turkish and Ukrainian companies were preparing business plans and documents on technical justification of their projects. “Meanwhile, work is being carried out…

Ukraine: electricity exports in 2016

In 2016 Ukraine exported $152.063 million worth of electricity, in particular $14.278 million in December 2016. According to the State Fiscal Service, electricity delivered to Hungary amounted to $119.317 million last year, to Poland to $32.392 million, Moldova to $347,000, and other countries to $7,000. Thus, in money terms exports of Ukrainian electricity last year…