Estonia: milk production up in 2017

According to preliminary data of Statistics Estonia, the production of milk amounted to 791,800 tons in 2017, up by 1% YoY. The number of dairy cows increased slightly by the end of the year, and the average annual milk production per cow increased as well. On December 31, 2017 the number of bovines in Estonia…

Belarus: BCC cement exports up in 2017

In 2017 the managing company of the holding company Belarusian Cement Company exported 1,412,000 tons of cement worth $68.2 million, up by 42.6% YoY, representatives of the holding company reported. The positive dynamics was secured by the commissioning of new enterprises with state-of-the-art technologies and constant cost-reduction efforts. “Over the last two years we’ve managed…

Ukraine: Antonov Airlines opens office in Houston

Antonov Airlines has opened its office in Houston, Texas, the United States, the company has reported in its official blog. “Antonov Airlines, which has recently established a USA base in Houston, Texas, as part of ongoing global expansion, has transported an outsized communications satellite for Orbital ATK,” reads the report. It notes that one of…

Georgia: BTK project changes transport map

The Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) railway project has changed the transport map of Georgia, Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili said. He made the remarks addressing the ‘Strategic Outlook: Eurasia’ panel at the World Economic Forum in Davos on January 23. Kvirikashvili said that the international projects being implemented and the geographic location of Georgia formed the basis and…

Ukraine: industrial production down in 2017

Industrial production in Ukraine in 2017 decreased by 0.1% compared to 2016, and in December 2017 it dropped by 0.5%, the State Statistics Service said. The authority said that with the adjustment to the effect of calendar days industrial production in December 2017 increased by 0.4% YoY. In comparison with the previous month in December…

Uzbekistan: second railway in Afghanistan to be built

Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and Uzbek Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Jamshid Kuchkarov discussed the construction of the Mazar-i-Sharif-Herat railway in Kabul. “The project has been evaluated,” Kuchkarov said. “Negotiations on project financing are currently underway with Uzbek commercial banks and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.” The construction of the railway will be…

Uzbekistan: development of road transport to be discussed with Kyrgyzstan and China

Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and China will hold a tripartite meeting on the implementation of the agreement on the international road transport, the Uzbek Foreign Ministry reported. The meeting will be held in Tashkent on January 24-25. Before the trilateral meeting, a bilateral Uzbek-Kyrgyz and Uzbek-Chinese meetings on international road transport issues will be held. Delegations of…