Ukraine: UIA offers new pre-ordered meal options

On October 3, Ukraine International Airlines offered Economy Class passengers traveling on UIA short and medium-haul flights the new pre-ordered meal menu. To pre-order an onboard meal, a passenger should visit the UIA website, click the pre-ordered meals link, submit information on the flight date and route, and choose the preferred meal options out of…

Russia: peas exported at record high pace

In August Russia exported record high monthly volume of peas – 130.8 KMT. Over the first 2 months of 2016/2017 export shipments of peas rose by 72% to 240 KMT against 139.3 KMT in July-August 2015/2016. Turkey remained the traditional importer of Russian peas over this period, importing 150 KMT – more than third of…

Kazakhstan: GAZ signs memo to assemble cars

Car producer GAZ Group has signed several memorandums with Kazakhstan’s Semipalatinsky car assembling plant (SemAZ) to organize local assembly of its vehicles, the Russian company said in a statement. “The supply of car kits for mass production of GAZelle Next, GAZon Next and GAZelle Business, and heavy-duty equipment Ural Next, small, medium and heavy-duty buses…

Ukraine: IMF forecasts GDP growth in 2017

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) forecasts Ukraine’s GDP at the level of 2.5% in 2017, according to the IMF’s World Economic Outlook. In particular, according to the table with data on CIS countries, Ukraine’s real GDP totaled minus 9.9% in 2015, while in 2016 it is estimated at 1.5%, and is projected at 2.5% in…

Egypt: Russian wheat purchased

On October 4, Egypt purchased 240 KMT of milling wheat from Russia for shipment during November 1-10, at the average price of $187.11/MT C&F. The price at the previous tender equaled $187.03/MT C&F. The purchase included: 60 KMT of Russian wheat from Union at $186.32/MT C&F ($177.77/MT FOB with a freight rate of $8.55/MT); 120…

USA: CBOT corn prices down in late September 2016

On September 22-29, CBOT corn prices declined by 2.2%. Last week heavy rains delayed corn harvesting in the USA. Farmers threshed corn from 15% of the intended area (16% in 2015), which was 4% below the five-year average. However, favorable weather conditions established in many producing regions, which allowed increasing the harvesting pace, and pressured…