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…

Ukraine: train of four capitals to be launched from Kyiv in late September 2018

Riga-Vilnius-Minsk-Kyiv train will be launched from the Ukrainian capital on September 28, Infrastructure Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Omelyan said at a briefing upon the plenary session of the Intergovernmental Ukrainian-Lithuanian Commission on Trade-Economic and Scientific-Technical Cooperation, which was held in Lviv on July 17, the press service of the Infrastructure Ministry reports. “Last year’s agenda,…