Russia: grain export supplies from the seaports up in early September 2016

In August 29 – September 4, export volumes of grains from the Russian seaports reached 637.1 thousand tons, against 203.1 thousand tons shipped in the previous week.

In particular, wheat shipments totaled 595.2 thousand tons, barley – 26.7 thousand tons, and peas – 15.2 thousand tons. (APK-Inform/Business World Magazine)

Belarus: farmers to sow 360 thousand ha of winter rapeseed

Belarus finished rapeseed sowing for 2017 harvest. According to Belarus AgMin farmers will increase rapeseed sowing area to 360 thousand ha. As of August 31, sowing has been carried out at 332.1 thousand ha or 92.3% from the total sowing area. Last year sowing area of rapeseed 264 totaled thousand ha. (UkrAgroConsult/Business World Magazine)

Russia: E.ON launches CHP in METRO

E.ON Connecting Energies LLC (ECE) – a joint venture of Unipro PJSC and E.ON Connecting Energies GmbH – launched an 800 kW combined heat and power plant (CHP) at the METRO shopping centre in Nizhny Novgorod. The CHP will heat the store and meet a portion of its electricity needs. The ECE experts developed a…

Armenia: pork imports from Ukraine banned

Armenia has banned imports of pigs and pork from Ukraine, the Ukrainian Agrarian Confederation reports. “The ban on imports implied to pigs and pork, as well as the whole genetic materials of livestock: bristles, intestinal materials, leather, various raw materials, and pork products as well as hunting trophies”, reads the report. In addition, Armenia imposed…

Ukraine: traders exporting grain at loss

Traders are not glad with prices in the new season. World grain production continues to set new records, and puts pressure on prices. CBOT wheat futures fell to a ten-year low affecting the Black Sea export prices. Compared with early September 2015, grain prices lost no less than $10/MT. Given that Ukraine exports more than…

Ukraine: barley exports up in July 2016

According to official statistics, in July Ukrainian barley exports rose by 19% YoY. In July Ukraine exported about 1011.6 KMT against 848 KMT in July 2015. More than half of the exported barley was shipped to Saudi Arabia. Large share of barley was exported to Libya (148.3 KMT) and China (90.2 KMT). Peculiar in the…

Ukraine: Ministry of Economy to recruit CEOs for Boryspil airport, Elektrovazhmash, Ukrkhimtransamiak and Mariupol seaport

The Ministry of Economic Development and Trade (MEDT) of Ukraine opens competitive selection for CEO positions at state-owned companies Ukrkhimtransamiak (operator of ammonia pipeline), Elektrovazhmash (electric machinery producer), Mariupol Commercial Seaport and Boryspil International Airport. The ministry has invited reputable recruiting agencies to help find top-class managers with an impeccable reputation and successful track record…

Azerbaijan: SOCAR to ensure stable revenue

Azerbaijan’s state oil company SOCAR was focused on diversification of its investments even when the oil prices were high, and this strategy would ensure stability of the company’s revenues, President of SOCAR Rovnag Abdullayev said. “As a result of the right investment strategy, the value of SOCAR’s total assets increased from 9 billion manats to…

Azerbaijan: SOCAR sticks to DESFA deal

Azerbaijani state oil company SOCAR is not going to abandon the purchase of a share in the Greek gas operator DESFA, President of SOCAR Rovnag Abdullayev said. “We won the tender and we’re not going to abandon the deal [with DESFA]”, Abdullayev said. “We don’t talk about appealing to a court, but we will defend…

Azerbaijan: SOCAR to export LNG

The Azerbaijani state oil company SOCAR is supplying liquefied natural gas to new buyers. “SOCAR will possibly start “pure trading” in the next five years”, Arzu Azimov, chief executive officer of Geneva-based Socar Trading, said. “Until then it will focus on projects that involve using LNG to generate power in nations from Africa to Southeast…

Turkey and Turkmenistan mull bilateral ties

Turkey attaches special importance to the development of the traditionally friendly and fraternal relations with Turkmenistan, Ahmet Arslan, Turkish minister of transport, maritime affairs and communication, said. Arslan made remarks at a meeting with Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov in Ashgabat. The sides expressed confidence in further development of the interstate cooperation, which was initially based…

Turkmenistan and Qatar mull cooperation prospects

Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov discussed the topical issues of bilateral cooperation at a meeting with Qatar’s Foreign Minister, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al-Thani, the Turkmen government said. Stressing the broad prospects for the development of trade and economic relations, the sides called for intensifying fruitful partnership in various fields. The oil and gas…