Kazakhstan: inflation hits 6.2% since early 2016

Inflation rate in Kazakhstan hit 6.2% in January-October, Statistics Committee of the Ministry of National Economy of Kazakhstan reported. Food prices have increased by 5.7%, non-food items’ prices have gone up by 7.6%, and paid services’ prices have increased by 5.4% since early 2016. Kazakhstan’s inflation rate over the 12 months ending in October amounted…

Ukraine: gas production up in January-October 2016

Natural gas production in Ukraine in January-October increased by 0.9% (by 151.8 million cubic meters) YoY, to 16.661 billion cubic meters. According to PJSC Ukrtransgaz, in October gas production amounted to 1.713 billion cubic meters, up by 0.5% YoY. In October, in particular, gas extraction by PJSC Ukrgazvydobuvannia amounted to 1.23 billion cubic meters, PJSC…

Ukraine: linseed looks promising for farmers

In Ukraine linseed belongs to a niche of agricultural crops, which require further advanced processing and are used in related industries such as pharmaceutical, confectionery, textile and others. Export duty at 23% set in 1999, which triggered acute reduction of linseed acreage, was an obstacle for linseed production recovery in Ukraine. Currently, the linseed export…

Russia: the number of LNG powered vessels to triple by 2019

The number of LNG powered vessels in the Baltic region will more than triple totaling 250 units by 2019, Kirill Lyats, CEO of LNG Gorskaya, reported.

According to him, 80 vessels driven by LNG (mostly Norwegian) are operating in the region today. (Portnews/Business World Magazine)

China: Silk Road concept adapting to Russia’s Eurasian project

China’s Silk Road Economic Belt concept has been adapting to Russia’s Eurasian integration program, Russia’s ambassador to China Andrei Denisov said. “There has been significant progress in determining the mechanism of interaction between the Eurasian integration project and the Silk Road concept”, the ambassador said. “We have an opportunity to boost cooperation in all areas”,…

Ukraine reports more ASF outbreaks

Six new outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) have been reported on pig farms and backyard/village units in Ukraine.

The outbreaks were reported in the north and south of the country in the areas of Kharkov, Odessa, Nikolayev and Poltava.

In total, there were 11 cases. (ThePigSite/Business World Magazine)

Belarus reports $2.397 billion commodity trade deficit in January-September 2016

Belarus’ foreign trade deficit stood at $2.397 billion in January-September to compare with a $1.844 billion deficit in January-September 2015, according to the National Statistics Committee (Belstat). Commodity exports decreased by 15.7% YoY, to $17.245 billion, while imports decreased by 11.9%, to $19.642 billion. Exports from Belarus included $10.422 billion worth of supplies to the…