Ukraine: passenger traffic water transport down in January-October 2016

In January-October transportation of passengers by water transport in Ukraine totaled 400,000 passengers (-22.4%, YoY).

According to the State Statistics Committee of Ukraine, total passenger turnover in Ukraine fell by 6.6% to 4.02 million passengers.

In 2015, water transport of Ukraine carried 0.6 million passengers (-3.3%, YoY). (Portnews/Business World Magazine)

Ukraine: NBU relaxes access to currency loans with participation of export-credit agencies

The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) has made an exception of the general rules of controlling the rates of foreign credits of loans if resident borrowers (both companies and financial institutions) raise funds from nonresident creditors with the participation of export-credit agencies. “This step would expand opportunities for residents’ access to foreign credit resources provided…

Ukraine: wheat exports down in October 2016

Ukraine exported roughly 2058 KMT of wheat in October down from 2068.5 KMT in October 2015. For the first four months of 2016/2017, Ukrainian wheat exports increased by 9.1% YoY to 8235.8 KMT against 7548.8 KMT in July-October 2015/2016. The period under review saw substantially higher deliveries to the markets of Bangladesh, Indonesia, Philippines, Libya,…

Belarus: Belaruskali to purchase electric motors

The state-owned Belarusian company OAO Belaruskali has announced a tender to purchase 52 electric motors ranging in capacity from 0.25kW to 200kW valued at Br582,750 ($297,900), according a message posted on Belarus’ official procurement web site. The closing date for applications is November 28. Belaruskali will purchase the motors at its own expense and wants…

Ukraine: over 4 MMT of soybeans harvested

Ukrainian farmers are completing sunseed harvesting. As of November 21, this crop was gathered from 5839.7 thousand ha or 99% of the intended area (5919.3 thousand ha), up by 16.3% YoY (5020 thousand ha). Farmers obtained 13283.7 KMT of sunseed with the average yield of 2.27 MT/ha, which is an all-time high for Ukraine. In…