Belarus: Minsk to host meat industry forum

Minsk will play host to the meat industry forum on October 27-28. Such information is posted on the website of Belarus’ Agriculture and Food Ministry. Experts will discuss topical issues of the industry and the ways to improve the quality of meat products and expand exports. The forum, which will be held on the initiative…

Bulgaria: the pace of winter sowing higher

Last week cold weather regime in Bulgaria changed to multiyear norm for the given period. Winter crops vegetation continues at a moderate pace. Rains observed during October 11-21, considerably replenished soil moisture stocks in 50 cm soil layer. In the major parts of the country moisture level in the upper soil layer exceeds 75-80%, which…

Belarus: trade turnover with Poland up in January-August 2016

Belarus’ trade turnover with Poland grew by 10% in January-August, the Belarusian government said in a press-release following the latest meeting of the Belarusian Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov and Poland’s Vice Premier Mateusz Morawiecki. While meeting with the Polish vice premier, Kobyakov suggested that the parties should go further than just expanding export/import transactions and…

Azerbaijan calls on Croatia to invest in IT, tourism and agriculture

Azerbaijan calls on Croatian companies to invest in the country’s agriculture, tourism, IT and chemical industry, Rufat Mammadov, head of the Azerbaijan Export and Investment Promotion Foundation (AZPROMO), said. He added that favorable conditions had been created in Azerbaijan for making investments, as well as for activity in industrial and technology parks. “Tourism sector is…

Ukraine: sunflower oil consumption down

The share of sunflower oil in the structure of Ukrainian vegetable oils production is nearly 96%. In this regard, it’s logical that the majority of population prefers sunflower oil. It should be noted that total consumption of vegetable oils by population of Ukraine has decreased over the past year. Statistics show that in H1 the…

Ukraine: wheat prices keep growing supported by strong demand from key importers

Last week milling wheat prices kept growing, mainly supported by increased CBOT wheat futures and strong demand from key importers.

Export prices for Ukrainian milling wheat with 11.5% protein have increased by 8% over the past month. Prices strengthened by $5 during the previous week. (UkrAgroConsult/Business World Magazine)

Ukraine: flour output down in January-September 2016

In January-September Ukrainian flour milling enterprises produced 1.392 million tons of flour, down by 5.6% YoY, the State Statistics Service of Ukraine declared. In particular, the production volumes in September totaled 181 thousand tons, up by 2.8% MoM and down by 3.2% YoY. In January-September the production volumes of crude sunflower oil in Ukraine totaled…