Russia: Gazprom Neft offers Arctic partnership to CNOOC

Russian oil company Gazprom Neft has offered partnership on two Arctic shelf deposits, Kheisovsky and Severo-Vrangelevsky, to China’s CNOOC, CEO of parent company Gazprom Alexei Miller said. Miller said that Gazprom suggested that CNOOC participate in the development of the shelf fields of Gazprom Neft, without elaborating. “As regards oil, we are considering this opportunity,…

Ukraine: Ukroboronprom presenting defense potential at MSPO 2016 exhibition

The Ukroboronprom State Concern is presenting the potential of the Ukrainian defense and industrial complex at the 24th International Defence Industry Exhibition MSPO 2016 in Kielce (Poland) on September 6 through September 9. The concern’s press service reported that 14 Ukroboronprom’s enterprises were presented in Kielce thus showing the potential of the Ukrainian defense and…

Ukraine: over 7 million tons of grains exported

Since the beginning of 2016/2017 MY, Ukraine exported 7.213 million tons of grains, the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine declared. In particular, wheat exports totaled 4.203 million tons, corn – 575 thousand tons, barley – 2.408 million tons, and other grains – 27 thousand tons. Ukraine supplied nearly 60.2 thousand tons of…

Moldova: exports of wheat to the EU up in H1 2016

In the first half of 2016, Moldova significantly increased its exports of agricultural products to the EU markets. In particular, in the reporting period wheat supplies reached 178.2 thousand tons, up by 137% compared with the quota volumes (75 thousand tons), the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industry of Moldova reported. In January-June the exports…

Belarus: EEU cuts import duties

The Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) has reduced import duties from 5.43% to 5.3% of the customs value of goods. The new rates became effective on September 1. The move was approved by the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) and reflects Russia’s WTO commitments. Although Belarus is not a WTO member, the country still has to comply…

Belarus: government extends loan repayment schedule for farms and agribusiness companies

Belarus’ farms and agribusiness enterprises, which received Br455.4 million ($232.255 million) in credits in 2016 to pay for mineral fertilizers, engine fuel and lubricants, will have their credit repayment schedule extended by one year, in accordance with President Lukashenko’s ordinance No. 328 of September 2. The document was made public on September 6. The credits…

Ukraine: Antonov to start practical cooperation with China on An-225 program by yearend

Antonov state enterprise (Kyiv) plans to start practical cooperation with China on the completion of modernized An-225 Mriya aircraft with a carrying capacity of 250 tons under the Aerospace Industry Corporation of China (AICC), however, the concern emphasizes the timing depends on the Chinese side. Deputy chief designer of Antonov state enterprise Hennadiy Habruk said…

Ukraine: rapeseed harvest to decrease

According to preliminary estimations of the Association Ukroliyaprom, in 2016 rapeseed production in Ukraine will total 1.1 million tons, against 1.6 million tons last year, the press-service of the Association declared. According to the announcement, last marketing year 10 oilseed plants processed rapeseed raw materials. In 2015/2016 MY Ukraine processed 300 thousand tons of rapeseed…

Ukraine: seaports grain exports up in early September 2016

On August 29 – September 4, Ukraine exported 661.4 thousand tons of grains from the seaports, against 552.7 thousand tons on the previous week.

In particular, wheat shipments reached 480.9 thousand tons, corn – 14.2 thousand tons, and barley – 166.3 thousand tons. (APK-Inform/Business World Magazine)

Ukraine: corn condition in early September 2016

Last week weather conditions were favorable for ripening and harvesting of late spring crops. Cornfield research in Dniepropetrovsk region showed that corn varieties of ultra-early, early-optimal and late sowing terms were 250-271 cm, 257-282 cm and 242-270 cm high, respectively. In the corn plants of all sowing terms grain in the head reached the stage…

Ukraine: 38.35 MMT of grains harvested

As of September 1, grains and pulses have been harvested from 9832 thousand ha (69% of the intended area) compared with 10343 thousand ha as of September 1, 2015. Farmers obtained 38.353 MMT with average yields at 3.9 MT/ha (on the same date in 2015 – 37.106 MMT with average productivity at 3.59 MT/ha). Buckwheat…