Egypt: Russian wheat purchased

On October 4, Egypt purchased 240 KMT of milling wheat from Russia for shipment during November 1-10, at the average price of $187.11/MT C&F. The price at the previous tender equaled $187.03/MT C&F. The purchase included: 60 KMT of Russian wheat from Union at $186.32/MT C&F ($177.77/MT FOB with a freight rate of $8.55/MT); 120…

USA: CBOT corn prices down in late September 2016

On September 22-29, CBOT corn prices declined by 2.2%. Last week heavy rains delayed corn harvesting in the USA. Farmers threshed corn from 15% of the intended area (16% in 2015), which was 4% below the five-year average. However, favorable weather conditions established in many producing regions, which allowed increasing the harvesting pace, and pressured…

Ukraine: Yuzgas to disclose beneficiaries after contract on Yuzivska field agreed with government

Yuzgas B.V. (the Netherlands) and its parent company, Emerstone Energy investment fund (Luxembourg), will consider the disclosure of their ultimate beneficiaries after they agree on the main provisions of the agreement on Yuzivska deposit with the government of Ukraine, reads a letter to Ukraine’s Energy and Coal Industry Minister Ihor Nasalyk, promulgated by MP Viktoria…

Ukraine: oilseed sector needs national brand

Ukraine, as well as the whole world, has faced unprecedented economic challenges. Unfortunately, the global economy still feels the effect of 2008 economic crisis, which means new challenges, both for domestic agricultural sector, and for oil and fat business in particular. It’s no secret that Ukraine mainly operates in raw materials markets. A 50% and…

Ukraine: rye and rye flour imports up

Rye production is steadily declining in Ukraine. If earlier Ukraine was an exporter of rye, before 2014 Ukrainian rye harvest was just enough for domestic consumption only. Over the last two seasons a new trend has emerged – both rye and rye flour imports are growing. The need to import one of Ukrainian traditional grain…

Ukraine: state to support pharmaceutical producers

The state could support Ukrainian pharmaceutical manufacturers by creating equally competitive conditions with foreign manufacturers, Deputy Health Minister Roman Ilyk has said. “There is no secret that in other countries the state supports pharmaceutical manufacturers, directly investing funds and making orders. There is no such possibility in Ukraine. We can create equally competitive conditions so…

Ukraine: IT service market to double

The Ukrainian IT service market by 2020 could expand to $5.7 billion from $2.7 billion in 2015 if the tax burden for the sector grows no more than 1% a year, according to a study of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) conducted under order of the European Business Association (EBA). According to the study, the results could be…