Ukraine: sugar exports up in 2015/2016

The national association of sugar producers Ukrtsukor has assessed sugar exports from Ukraine for 2015/2016 agricultural year (September-August) at 113,000 tons, up by 3% YoY. According to the association, in money terms sugar exports in 2015/2016 agri-year totaled $52.6 million, not taking into account white sugar made from imported cane raw sugar on a tolling…

Russia: Ukrainian-made ISS docking system to be replaced

Russia’s newly-designed system of approach and docking Kurs-MKP will replace the equipment of Ukrainian manufacture installed on the ISS in two years’ time, the head of radio-technical systems of mutual measurements for the search, approach and docking of spacecraft division at the Scientific Research Institute for Precision Instruments Sergey Medvedev said. “Our task for 2017…

Ukraine to expand agricultural exports to Palestine

Ukraine is ready to expand a range of agricultural products exported to Palestine and increase the volume of such deliveries, Ukrainian Agrarian Policy and Food Minister Taras Kutovyi has stated at a meeting with Palestinian Agriculture Minister Soufian Sultan, the press service of the Ukrainian Agrarian Policy and Food Ministry reports. “Ukraine is ready to…

Ukraine: 40.5 MMT of grain harvested

As of September 19, grains and pulses had been harvested from 10329 thousand ha (72% of the intended area) compared with 10832 thousand ha as of September 21, 2015. Farmers obtained 40.537 MMT with the average yields at 3.92 MT/ha (on the same date in 2015 – 39.295 MMT with the average productivity of 3.63…

Ukraine to launch ferry services with Greece

The first technical expert meeting related to developing relations between Ukraine and the Hellenic Republic in the marine industry has been held in Athens, where the parties defined the specific areas of cooperation, the Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority (USPA) reports. “On September 13-14, the meeting was held in the Greek Shipping and Island Policy Ministry…

Tajikistan: water prices to rise in capital

The State Unitary Enterprise (SUE) Dushanbevodokanal (DVK, municipal waterworks) plans to raise water prices by 20% beginning on October 1. The Antimonopoly Agency has partially complied with the DVK proposal to raise water prices for residential customers. “Starting from October 1, the price of one cubic meter of water for residential customers will be raised…

Kazakhstan: future of Central Asia’s water resources discussed in Almaty

Organized by the World Bank, the Central Asia Water Future Forum and Expo is being held in the Kazakh city of Almaty on September 19-22. The event has reportedly brought together over 200 policy makers and practitioners from governments of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Afghanistan, the international community of water practitioners, as well…

World: TAP announces new appointment

Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) AG hired Ulrike Andres as its new Commercial & External Affairs Director. Andres has held a number of management roles at a senior level in the oil and gas industry and joins TAP from the Transalpine Pipeline Group – Europe’s largest pipeline company transporting crude oil from Trieste to eight central…

Greece: TAP’s construction progressing

The construction of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP), which is designed to transport Azerbaijani gas to Europe, is progressing in Greece. TAP AG tweeted that over 17 km line pipes have been strung and 5 km welded along the pipeline route in Greece. On August 24, TAP AG tweeted that it started welding pipes in…

Tajikistan: surplus electricity supplied to Kyrgyzstan

Tajikistan has begun supplying surplus electricity to the neighboring Kyrgyzstan after all. According to Barqi Tojik (Tajikistan’s national integrated power company), about 14% of electricity generated in Tajikistan last month was exported to the neighboring countries, including Kyrgyzstan. Last month, Tajikistan reportedly supplied 10.2 million kWh of surplus electricity to Kyrgyzstan, down by 32.2 million…

Belarus: Omani businessmen seek cooperation with mechanical engineering companies

Omani businessmen show interest in establishing cooperation with Belarusian mechanical engineering companies, Chairman of the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) Vladimir Ulakhovich said. “Omani businessmen show interest in the flagship companies of our mechanical engineering industry. First economy class MAZ buses have already been shipped to this country. An agreement has also been…

Ukraine: NBU supports development of financial technology

The National Bank of Ukraine is interested in further development of high-tech financial market in Ukraine, as it will positively influence the implementation of Cashless Economy project. That was reported by Serhii Shatskyi, Director of Payment Systems and Innovative Development Department. “NBU is committed to assist the Ukrainian payment market to become mainly cashless; for…

Kazakhstan: soybean exports go to China

By the end of 2016 Kazakhstan plans to export 30 KMT of soybean to China. This became possible due to the Protocol on phytosanitary requirements in terms of soybean supplies which was signed on September 2, in the framework of Kazakhstan’s visit to G20 in Hangzhou. Presently, export geography of Kazakh soybean consists of 5…

Ukraine: flaxseed exports up in 2015-2016

According to the official statistics figures, in 2015/2016 MY (September-August) Ukraine exported nearly 42 thousand tons of flaxseed, up by 65% YoY (25.4 thousand tons), which became the maximum index for nine recent seasons. In 2015/2016 MY, Vietnam (51%), Egypt (13%) and Turkey (9%) became the largest importers of Ukrainian flaxseed. In 2014/2015 MY the…