Russia: corn exports to hit record

Corn harvesting in Russia is gaining pace. This grain harvest has been gathered from about 20% of the intended area, but it is already clear now that Russian corn production will be record high. The starting yields pleased producers. Moreover, as harvesting proceeds, corn productivity increases. Given the expansion of corn acreage in the country…

Belarus: BelAZ launches $17.8 million facility

On September 23, BelAZ heavy-duty truck manufacturer launched its newly-built trimming and acceptance shop supplied by Italy’s IMEL S.p.a., a BelAZ representative reported. The total value of the project stands at $17.8 million. The 3,800-square-metre facility is intended for painting parts and aggregates of dump trucks with 30-450 ton cargo capacity. The Belarusian Automobile Plant…

Belarus: Belaruskali potash fertilizer output down in January-August 2016

The state-owned OAO Belaruskali produced 3.799 million tons of potash fertilizers (in terms of 100% potassium chloride) in January-August, down by 17.3% YoY, Belarus’ National Statistical Committee (Belstat) said in an official report. In August alone Belaruskali’s potash fertilizer output increased by 3.7% YoY, to 622,800 tons. Belaruskali’s potash fertilizer inventories stood at 87,800 tons…

Ukraine: groat exports down

During five recent years, Ukraine reduced the exports of groats by nearly 15% per year in terms of fierce competition between the Russian Federation, Belarus and Kazakhstan, the Director of the Association “Millers of Ukraine”, Head of Business Projects Division of APK-Inform Agency Rodion Rybchinskiy declared. At the same time, he noted that Ukraine significantly…

Ukraine: autumn weather regime entered

Second half of September was moderately warm with air temperature close to norm. Cyclone system, which arrived to Ukraine at the beginning of last week, went through all the territory of Ukraine and changed summer regime into autumn. Intensive rains were observed all over the country early in September. In Polesye and Forest Steppe zones…

Ukraine: rains replenish soil moisture stocks

Early in September intensive rains were observed all over the Ukrainian territory. In the Kherson region abundant rains were seen with lightning in some places. Total daily precipitation quantity in the region amounted to 49 mm. Such weather conditions were favorable for accumulation of soil moisture, so moisture stocks in the plow-soil layer grew by…