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Belarus: Belneftekhim’s exports up in 2017

The organizations affiliated with the Belarusian state petrochemical concern Belneftekhim increased the export of goods to $7.7 billion in 2017, by 27.5% YoY, Belneftekhim Chairman Igor Lyashenko noted at a session to assess the performance of the concern in 2017. In 2017 the concern met the main targets in foreign trade in goods and services. The exports of goods reached...

Ukraine: Kyiv airport passenger flow up in January 2018

The Kyiv international airport (Zhuliany) serviced 155,500 passengers in January, up by 43.8% YoY. The press service of the airport reported that the number of passengers serviced on international flights totaled 149,600 and on domestic flights - 5,900. The number of flights in January accounted for 1,876 (departures and arrivals), up by 19.3%, including 1,552 international flights and 324 domestic flights. The...

Ukraine: new Arab air carrier to appear

One more top Arab air carrier may appear in Ukraine, which will perform flights from regional Ukrainian airports to Asia, Infrastructure Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Omelyan said. "Negotiations are under way with one of the top Arab carriers, and I am sure they are successful. If this air carrier starts transportations from Lviv to Asia and from Kharkiv to Asia,...

Armenia: airport passenger traffic up in January 2018

Passenger traffic in the two Armenian airports grew by 9.1% YoY in January, the general department of civil aviation reveals. Overall, 189,177 people used the services of Zvartnots airport in the capital city, Yerevan, and Shirak airport in the northern city of Gyumri. According to the data, 892 tons of cargo were transported at Zvartnots in the first month of 2018,...

Belarus: Italian contractor to resume Gazprom Center construction project in Minsk

Codest, an Italian company, will become the general contractor for the project to build Gazprom Center in Minsk, the press service of Gazprom Transgaz Belarus reported. A relevant package of documents was signed in Minsk. Gazprom Transgaz Belarus will be the project customer and investor. The construction of the multifunctional facility started in Minsk in 2015. The works at the construction...

Kyrgyzstan: over 4.6 million dekaliters of alcohol produced in 2017

In 2017 Kyrgyzstan produced 4,610.1 million dekaliters of alcoholic beverages, the Directorate for the Regulation, Control over the Production and Turnover of Ethyl Alcohol, Alcoholic and Alcohol-Containing Products reported. "In 2017 at least 42 enterprises operated in the alcohol industry, including 5 alcohol and 6 vodka plants, 13 breweries and 18 wineries," the directorate said. Alcohol industry enterprises produced 678,800 dekaliters...

Ukraine: Astarta cuts sugar production in 2017

Astarta in the 2017-2018 marketing year (MY, September-August) reduced sugar production by 8%, to 463,000 tons compared to the previous MY, the company's press service has reported. According to its information, Astarta plants processed about 3.1 million tons of sugar beets. The reduction of sugar production is due to a lower than planned sugar beet crop in Poltava region. At the...

Ukraine: Antonov boosting net income from product sales

The State Enterprise Antonov, a part of the State Concern Ukroboronprom, continues to increase net income from product sales. The enterprise has increased its profitability 4-fold since 2015, the press service of Ukroboronprom reports. "In 2017 this figure, according to operational data, amounted to UAH 5.9 billion, up 1.6-fold YoY. Antonov also increased net profit, which in 2017 amounted to...

Belarus: gold and forex reserves at around $6.5 billion

According to the preliminary data, Belarus' gold and foreign exchange reserves totaled $6,477 million as of February 1, the Information and PR Department of the National Bank of the Republic of Belarus (NBRB) reported. In January the country's gold and foreign exchange reserves went down by $837.9 million (11.5%). "The January decrease in Belarus' international reserve assets was driven by the...

Armenia: trade turnover with Switzerland up in 2017

Trade turnover between Armenia and Switzerland grew 3.6-fold in 2017, Armenian Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan said at a meeting with Dominique de Buman, President of the National Council of the Swiss Confederation. "We should consistently build on our achievements in bilateral economic ties," the PM said. "We are confident that Armenia may attract Swiss capital, considering the preferential trade regimes...