Belarus makes $32 million deal with Pakistan to supply 3,500 tractors in 2017

Belarus has signed a contract with Pakistan to supply 3,500 tractors worth more than $32 million in 2017, Minsk Tractor Plant (MTZ) said in a message posted on the manufacturer’s web site.

MTZ hopes to sell at least 5,000 Belarus tractors in Pakistan annually. (Prime-TASS/Business World Magazine)

Ukraine: forecast of grains production and exports up

In September analysts of APK-Inform Agency adjusted the supply and demand balances of grains in Ukraine, and increased the forecast of the general harvest of grains and pulses in 2016/2017 MY to 63.9 million tons.

This is 6.3% more compared with the harvest-2015 (60.1 million tons). (APK-Inform/Business World Magazine)

Belarus: transit truck haulage down in H1 2016

Transit truck haulage across the territory of Belarus reduced by 0.8% YoY in H1 to 414,142 trips, the Belarusian Association of International Trucking Companies (BAMAP) reported. Belarusian trucking companies accounted for 15% of transit truck haulage in H1 2016, Russian truckers – 58.3%, Polish truckers – 18.3%, Lithuanian truckers – 8.3%. Transit truck haulage across…

Belarus: SvetlogorskKhimvolokno net profit up in H1 2016

The net profit of OAO SvetlogorskKhimvolokno (Svetlogorsk Chemical Fiber Plant) totaled Br22,000 in H1 2016, which makes an equivalent of $11,418, up by 10% YoY, according to the quarterly report released by the Finance Ministry’s Securities Department. SvetlogorskKhimvolokno’s revenues reached Br106.58 million in H1 2016 ($55.314 million), up by 18.5% YoY. The company’s only shareholder…

Russia to privatize 8% more in ALROSA in 2017

The Russian Economic Development Ministry will suggest the government privatize another 8% in uncut diamond mining giant ALROSA in 2017, Minister Alexei Ulyukayev reported. In July, the government sold 10.9% in state-run ALROSA to private investors for 52.181 billion rubles on the Moscow Exchange. “We’ve put forward this option. We will continue to suggest it…

Russia: Lukoil official sees $80 oil price optimal

An $80 per barrel oil price would be the market’s “golden mean,” Vice President of Russian oil producer Lukoil Leonid Fedun reported.

“The price which the market needs now in order for us to satisfy global demand until 2030 is $80 per barrel, according to our estimates”, Fedun said. (Prime/Business World Magazine)

Belarus: banks’ distressed assets up

The share of distressed assets at Belarusian banks has grown by 8% since early 2016 to 15% at the moment. First Vice Chairman of the National Bank of Belarus (NBB) Taras Nadolny released these figures at the conference “The Role of the Export-Import Agency in the Belarusian Economy” on October 7 in Minsk. Stress test…

Ukraine: profitability of flour exports low

In 2015/2016 MY, profitability of Ukrainian flour exports is quite low in comparison with other countries, the adviser to the Chairman at Agrarian Fund PJSC Sergei Sakirkin declared. According to him, in 2015/2016 MY Ukraine supplied 344 thousand tons of flour to foreign markets valued at $72.29 million, while the USA – 303 thousand tons…