Ukraine: IMF forecasts GDP growth in 2017

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) forecasts Ukraine’s GDP at the level of 2.5% in 2017, according to the IMF’s World Economic Outlook. In particular, according to the table with data on CIS countries, Ukraine’s real GDP totaled minus 9.9% in 2015, while in 2016 it is estimated at 1.5%, and is projected at 2.5% in…

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…