Uzbekistan: Uzkimyosanoat manufactures products worth over $193 million

Enterprises of Uzkimyosanoat JSC manufactured marketable products in the amount of 1.636.8 trillion soums ($193.736 million) in January-March, up by 20.6% YoY. Chemical enterprises produced 334,960 tons of mineral fertilizers, including 252,170 tons of nitrogen fertilizers, 37,770 tons of phosphate fertilizers and 45,020 of tons potash fertilizers. During the reporting period, 1,276.5 million tons of…

Ukraine: tax debt exceeding $4 billion

Deputy Chairman of the State Fiscal Service (SFS) of Ukraine Yevhen Bambizov says the agency, due to the lack of effective mechanisms to influence debtors to recover tax debt that exceeds UAH 107 billion ($4 billion), insists on expanding its powers. “Tax debt accounts for 10% of the state budget revenue for the current year.…

Latvia: Luminor bank invites clients to switch from code cards to safer security tools

Starting from July 2, Luminor bank will begin applying restrictions to payments made using code cards or GO3 code generators. “Because code cards will remain valid until September 10, clients will be able to gradually adapt to more secure authentication tools. Changes are planned because of stricter EU requirements towards clients’ digital authentication to increase…

Azerbaijan: beekeepers increasing honey production

Significant increase in the production of honey has been observed in Azerbaijan since the Agriculture Ministry granted subsidies to Azerbaijani beekeepers, Head of the Azerbaijan Beekeepers Association Badraddin Hasratov declared. He said that there had been an increase in the number of apiaries among amateur beekeepers. For this year, it is planned to increase production…

Ukraine: berries export up in 4 years

Ukraine has increased the export of berries almost 5-fold over the past four years: from 4.5 thousand tons to 23.5 thousand tons, the Agrarian Policy and Food Ministry’s press service reported. “Ukrainian fresh berries are exported to Belarus, Poland, Moldova, the UK and the Netherlands. The EU countries have become the largest consumers of frozen…

Armenia: TAROM announces regular Bucharest-Yerevan flights

Romanian TAROM airline will launch regular Bucharest-Yerevan flights twice per-week, the Zvartnots airport of the Armenian capital said. It said TAROM would further increase the frequency of flights to three-times per week. Months earlier the deal was reached between TAROM and Zvartnots airport. The airport did not specify when exactly the flights would commence. (Armenpress/Business…

Ukraine: margarine exports already above 6 thousand tons

According to the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine, margarine exports in January-February totaled 6.235 thousand tons valued at $8.866 million.

Margarine imports totaled 2.993 thousand tons at $6.924 million.

In 2018, exporters shipped abroad 69.944 thousand tons of margarine ($98.629 million), while imports reached 12.595 thousand tons ($37.166 million worth). (UkrAgroConsult/Business World Magazine)

Turkmenistan: CAREC railway project to be joined

At the meeting of the Turkmen government, a proposal was made to join the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Program. The possibility of connecting Turkmenistan to the regional technical assistance project “Railway Sector Development in Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Countries” was discussed at the meeting. President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov said that the…

Uzbekistan: arms imports up in 2018

Uzbekistan’s expenditures on the import of weapons and ammunition, their parts and accessories in 2018 amounted to $700,000, the Central Bank reported. In 2016-2017, $300,000 was spent for these purposes. Thus, over the past year, spending on armaments has more than doubled. Data on the import of weapons and ammunition are disclosed by the Central…

Ukraine: population income up in 2018

The income of the population in Ukraine grew by 9.9% YoY in 2018, to UAH 3.219 trillion ($119.24 billion). “Disposable income per person amounted to UAH 57,908.6 ($2,144),” the State Statistics Service said. As for the income structure, 47.4% was salary (45.6% in 2017), 17.6% – profit and mixed income (18%), 2.6% – income from…

Ukraine: grain harvest up in 2018

According to official information of the State Statistics Service of Ukraine on the final harvest results, farmers harvested a total 70.1 million tons of grains and pulses in 2018, up by 13.1% YoY. Grain production increased in 2018 at the expense of a corn crop rise to a record 35.8 million tons (+45.1%). (UkrAgroConsult/Business World…

Latvia: airBaltic commences direct flights from Riga to Stuttgart and Lviv

On March 31, Latvian airline airBaltic launched the second summer route connecting Riga and Stuttgart, Germany. In addition, airBaltic has also started flights between Riga and Lviv, Ukraine. Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic, comments: “Our business strategy Destination 2025 foresees even growth of our destination network. We will continue to increase the number…

Uzbekistan: UzRail implements new project worth $15 million

Uzbekistan Railways is implementing a new project to modernize the Andijan-Sawai-Khanabad railway and organize passenger intercity train traffic there. The project provides for the modernization of the railway section with a length of over 50 kilometers, as well as straightening parts of the track, reconstruction of artificial structures, modernization of alarm systems and telecommunications, construction…