Azerbaijan to make car export hub through Iran

Opening Iran-Khodro’s new site in Azerbaijan will turn Azerbaijan into the company’s export hub in Central Asia and the Caucasus. Iran-Khodro plans to manufacture 10,000 cars per year in Azerbaijan, which will be exported. Car imports to Azerbaijan fell after introducing the Euro-4 ecological standard over a year ago. In the first half of 2015,…

Russia: nearly 90 million tons of grains harvested

As of September 1, the general production of spring grains and pulses in Russian agricultural organizations reached 88.7 million tons in bunker weight, up by 25.6% YoY, the Federal State Statistics Service of the Russian Federation (Rosstat) announced. The agricultural organizations, which concentrated 67.9% of the whole planted areas under grains and pulses (excluding corn),…

Ukraine: agricultural output up in January-August 2016

In January-August the production volumes of agricultural commodities in Ukraine increased by 1% YoY at the expense of rising production volumes of plant growing commodities, the State Statistics Service of Ukraine announced. In particular, the production of plant growing products grew by 1.7%, while livestock products output was down by 2.4%. According to the statistics…

Ukraine: UIA launches Lviv-Vilnius flight

On September 16, Ukraine International Airlines (UIA, Kyiv) serviced its first direct regular flight between Vilnius and Lviv. The press service of the airline reported that new flights connecting Lviv and Vilnius would be serviced twice a week using Boeing-737 and Embraer-190 planes with business and economy classes. Until October 12, UIA offers tickets from…

Ukraine: 8.5 million tons of grains exported

Since the beginning of 2016/2017 MY, Ukraine exported 8.51 million tons of grains, the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine declared. In particular, wheat exports totaled 5.1 million tons, corn – 583 thousand tons, and barley – 2.78 million tons. Also, flour exports reached 64.4 thousand tons. According to the announcement, nearly 435…

Azerbaijan: SOCAR to diversify its financial channels

Azerbaijan’s state oil company SOCAR intends to diversify its financial channels, the company’s president Rovnag Abdullayev reported. He made the remarks during the presentation of SOCAR bonds for Azerbaijani citizens. Abdullayev pointed out that SOCAR was implementing a new strategy to strengthen its positions at the international level. Eurobonds have been issued successfully, he said,…

Russia: to restore air travel with Egypt by 2017

Russia hopes to restore air travel with Egypt by the end of 2016, Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov, special presidential representative for the Middle East and Africa, reported. “We hope. The sooner the better”, he said, adding that Moscow must be sure that Egypt had done everything to ensure safety of Russian tourists. Moscow suspended…

Russia: sunflower exports up in July 2016

In July 2015/2016 MY Russia exported 0.8 KMT of sunflower against 11.5 KMT in the previous month and 1.3 KMT in July 2015. Since the beginning of 2015/2016 (September-July) Russian exporters shipped 60.2 KMT of sunflower, up 1.5 times YoY. More than 50% of all exports were shipped to Turkey. Share of Iran and Azerbaijan…

Russia: Lukoil to invest $7.5-8 billion in 2017

Russian oil major Lukoil may invest approximately $7.5-8 billion in 2017 and around $100 billion over the next 10 years, the company’s president Vagit Alekperov said. “Investments of $8-10 billion per year are the level that allows us to fulfill our obligations – pay dividends in accordance with the company’s policy, taxes and decent wages…

Russia: wheat flour production down

In January-August the production volumes of crude sunflower oil and its fractions in Russia totaled 2.4 million tons, up by 10.6% YoY, the Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat) declared.

At the same time, the production of wheat and wheat-rye flour decreased by 0.5%, to 5.7 million tons. (APK-Inform/Business World Magazine)

Ukraine: farmers called to export lentil to India

Indian Ambassador to Ukraine Manoj Kumar Bharti has called on Ukrainian farmers to export lentil to India. “In 2015, Canada exported 500,000 tons of lentil to India. If Canada can export lentil, why doesn’t Ukraine export it?” he said at a roundtable in the Ukrainian parliament in Kyiv. “India’s population is mainly vegetarians, and lentil…

Azerbaijan: EBRD’s support important

A delegation of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), headed by Bruno Balvanera, director for the South Caucasus, Moldova and Belarus, arrived in Baku. Balvanera introduced Ivana Duarte, the new head of the bank’s Baku office, to the Azerbaijani government. The EBRD delegation was received by Shahin Mustafayev, Azerbaijani economy minister, as part…

Azerbaijan: China to get a stake in OGPC

Chinese companies may become owners of up to 50% in the Oil and Gas Processing and Petrochemical Complex (OGPC) in Azerbaijan, head of the country’s state oil company SOCAR Rovnag Abdullayev said. He said that the work on this issue was underway. “As you know, SOCAR and China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) signed a memorandum…