Russia: online retail exports to go up in 2016

Russia’s cross-border sales of goods and services, including digital goods, content, games and social networks, will grow by 32% in 2016 to $2 billion, payment platform PayPal and research agency Data Insight said in a study. The internal e-commerce market will exceed $20 billion in 2016. “The market of retail Internet exports of goods and…

Russia: Moscow formalizes broken nuclear deal with US

Washington has de-facto suspended cooperation with Moscow on an agreement on nuclear power cooperation after Crimea was annexed in 2014 and Moscow only formalized the fact on Wednesday, presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said. On Wednesday, Moscow suspended cooperation with US in scientific research and nuclear power. The Foreign Ministry said that Moscow would still fulfill…

Belarus: soil drought retains

Short-term rains observed last week did not replenish soil moisture stocks considerably and moistened only the upper soil layer. The situation is better in the 10-cm soil layer and sowing campaign is coming to the end in quite good conditions. Plants sown in the first half of September are at the stage of first-third leave…

Ukraine: marginality of bread production minimal

Regulation of prices for bread in Ukraine leads to the minimum marginality of bakeries work, the General Director and Chairman of the Board at the association Ukrhlibprom Alexander Vasilchenko declared. He informed that the ratio of prices for flour and bread in Ukraine totals 0.3 EUR/kg and 0.35 EUR/kg respectively, whereas in Poland the flour…

Ukraine: cement output up in August 2016

The State Statistics Service of Ukraine reports that production of cement in August increased by 15.5% YoY and now is 1’03 million tons (excluding Crimea, city of Sevastopol, part of Donetsk and Lugansk regions). Moreover, the monthly amount of production in August is the record-breaking since September 2013. If compared to July the output went…

Ukraine: 11.7 million tons of coal imported

In January-September Ukraine imported coal and anthracite valued at $1.039 billion, in particular $133.663 million in September. According to the State Fiscal Service, Russia supplied coal for $674.18 million, the United States for $147.293 million, Australia for $69.103 million, other countries for $148.234 million. The total volume of coal delivered to the country for the…

Ukraine: UIA offers new pre-ordered meal options

On October 3, Ukraine International Airlines offered Economy Class passengers traveling on UIA short and medium-haul flights the new pre-ordered meal menu. To pre-order an onboard meal, a passenger should visit the UIA website, click the pre-ordered meals link, submit information on the flight date and route, and choose the preferred meal options out of…

Russia: peas exported at record high pace

In August Russia exported record high monthly volume of peas – 130.8 KMT. Over the first 2 months of 2016/2017 export shipments of peas rose by 72% to 240 KMT against 139.3 KMT in July-August 2015/2016. Turkey remained the traditional importer of Russian peas over this period, importing 150 KMT – more than third of…

Kazakhstan: GAZ signs memo to assemble cars

Car producer GAZ Group has signed several memorandums with Kazakhstan’s Semipalatinsky car assembling plant (SemAZ) to organize local assembly of its vehicles, the Russian company said in a statement. “The supply of car kits for mass production of GAZelle Next, GAZon Next and GAZelle Business, and heavy-duty equipment Ural Next, small, medium and heavy-duty buses…