Ukraine: gas transit up in August 2016

The scheduled repair of Nord Stream for the period from August 9 through August 17 has resulted in a rise in Russian gas transit across the Ukrainian gas transport system to Europe by 20%, spokesman of public joint-stock company Ukrtransgaz Maksym Beliavsky has said. “Due to repair of Nord Stream gas pumping by Ukraine to…

Europe: corn market

Precipitation deficit at the background of excessive air temperatures in several Black Sea countries, particularly in Romania, Bulgaria and Ukraine, raise market operators` concerns as to the volume of Black Sea corn supply in 2016/2017. But major attention is focused on Bulgaria and Romania, due to the fact that precipitation quantity has been lower in…

Belarus: grains harvests down

As of August 9, agricultural organizations of Belarus harvested grains and pulses throughout 1.484 million ha, or 67.2% of the planned areas, down by 48.5 thousand ha YoY. The average yield totaled 3.47 t/ha, the harvested volumes – 5.146 million tons of grains, the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Belarus declared. Agrarians have…

Russia: Far East not disregarding rapeseed

Komsomolets plant (Zabaykal region) is going to receive 400 million RUB for development from Far East development fund and from Baykal region`s fund. The plant grows rapeseed and fodder crops. Despite the common tendency to decrease sowing area of rapeseed, the plant is going to sow ten times more rapeseed and grain crops. Apart from…

Russia: airline passenger traffic down in H1 2016

Russian airlines carried 38.1 million passengers in the first half of 2016, down by 7.6% YoY. International traffic was down by 26.8%, to 13.4 million passengers YoY. Domestic traffic was up by 7.7%, to 24.7 million, Russian Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsia) reported. In June, international traffic dropped by 30.5%, to 3.1 million, while domestic…

Russia: winter crops planting started

Some regions of the Volga Federal District of Russia, as well as Kaliningrad and Vladimir oblasts started planting winter crops for the harvest-2017, the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation declared. Agrarians of the country planted winter crops throughout the areas of 5.4 thousand ha. But on the same date last year, the index…

Russia: Almaz-Antey presents new-generation air-defense missiles

Russian Navy will be eqipped by the Almaz-Antey arms manufacturer`s newly-introduced air-defense missiles, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said. “Almaz-Antey has presented the results of the tests of new-generation air-defense missiles for the Navy to the Military-Industrial Commission”, Rogozin, who heads the commission, said on his Twitter account. The commission will check the development of…

Russia, Iran and Azerbaijan to take steps for North-South corridor’s development

Russia, Iran and Azerbaijan will take measures on the development of transportation infrastructure, including the North-South international transportation corridor, the draft declaration says. “The sides intend to support efforts to integrate regional transportation and communication opportunities aimed at creating an economically profitable and environmentally friendly transportation infrastructure”, says the declaration that should be approved by…

Ukraine: 2.7 million tons of grains exported

Since the beginning of 2016/2017 MY, Ukraine exported 2.7 million tons of grains, the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine declared on August 5. In particular, wheat exports totaled 945 thousand tons, corn – 438 thousand tons, and barley – 1.3 million tons. Ukraine supplied 10 thousand tons of wheat flour on foreign…

Ukraine: seaports grain cargoes shipments up in H1 2016

In January-July the Ukrainian seaports processed 19.451 million tons of grain cargoes (including 19.045 million tons of grains), up by 5.4% YoY, the State Enterprise Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority declared. In particular, state stevedoring companies processed 1.283 million tons of grains at the berths of Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority (down by 34.2% YoY), private stevedoring…

Ukraine: buckwheat prices to go down

In 2016/2017 MY, Ukraine will increase the total supply of buckwheat on the domestic market, which will lead to lowering of the grain prices, the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine declared, with reference to the results of the monitoring of food markets. In 2016, the harvest volumes of buckwheat in Ukraine will…