Ukraine: Dowty Propellers to deliver parts for new An-132D built for Saudi Arabia

Britain’s Dowty Propellers will supply propeller systems for the engine of new multipurpose An-132D aircraft built at the facilities of Antonov State Enterprise (Kyiv), part of Ukroboronprom State Concern, under a contract with Saudi Arabia. Information about the signing of the agreement between Dowty Propellers and Antonov to supply two R-408 six-blade propeller systems for…

Ukraine: free falling grain prices

The beginning of the season 2016/2017 was marked by export prices reduction to six-year minimum. Only during the first week of the new season prices for all grain crops lost on average $7, and they are also down by $40 compared with the beginning of last season. In fact, price reduction is typical for a…

Ukraine: energy consumption to drop

Ukraine should reduce energy consumption by 5% every year, European Commissioner for Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Johannes Hahn said. “Energy efficiency is one of the key goals of our joint initiatives”, he said. “Our goal is to improve energy efficiency by 5% every year”, Hahn said. He said that Ukraine should focus on energy efficiency…

Ukraine: 7.7 million tons of coal imported in H1 2016

In January-June Ukraine imported coal and anthracite (foreign activity code 2701) valued at $678.2 million, in particular $102.09 million in June. According to the State Fiscal Service, the Russian Federation delivered coal worth $446.26 million, the United States – $95.93 million, Australia – $43.28 million, other countries – $92.72 million. The total volume of coal…

Ukraine: winter and spring crops condition

Early in July hot weather conditions persisted in Ukraine with local rains and lightning. Along with this, in the dry regions soil moisture stocks decreased considerably, which can lead to higher number of shriveled grain. High temperatures contributed to the intensive growth of grain crops and speeded up the stages of their development Winter wheat…

Ukraine: barley prices down in July 2016

Ukrainian barley prices decreased. By the end of last week export prices for new crop barley had fallen by $4-5.

Domestic prices declined by 150-250 UAH last week. By July 11 farmers had gathered barley from 35% of the intended area. An average productivity is almost 11% higher than last year. (UkrAgroConsult/Business World Magazine)

 

Ukraine: UIA advocates liberalization of aviation market with eastern countries

Ukraine International Airlines (UIA, Kyiv), the largest Ukrainian airlines, believes that the aviation market with eastern countries should be liberalized, UIA President Yuriy Miroshnikov said. “The European market is liberalized enough. Dear managers of the sector, use your liberalization efforts in the East. There are examples of liberal approach, such as Georgia, Kazakhstan, and tough…

Russia: throughput of seaports up in H1 2016

In January-June Russian seaports handled 344.5 million tons of cargo (up by 6% YoY), said the press center of Federal Marine and River Transport Agency (Rosmorrechflot). Transshipment of dry bulk cargo totaled 156.8 million tons (+10.7%), liquid bulk cargo – 187.7 million tons (+2.3%). Operators of the Arctic Basin terminals handled 21.28 million tons (+…

Russia: defense contractor unveils new 3D-printed drone

The Russian United Instrument Manufacturing Corporation (UIMC) presented the first ever unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to be built in the country using a three-dimensional printer, the corporation’s press service said in a statement. “The United Instrument Manufacturing Corporation has presented at the Innoprom trade fair Russia’s first unmanned aerial vehicle that was created entirely by…

Russia: car sales down in H1 2016

Sales of new passenger cars in Russia have fallen by 14.1% in the first six months of this year, compared to the same period last year, the Association of European Businesses (AEB) said. Compared to 2015, sales of automobiles in the first six months of the year decreased by 110,291 units, with the total number…

Russia testing sixth-generation fighter elements on fifth-generation jet

Separate elements of Russia’s sixth-generation fighter are already being tested on fifth-generation – Sukhoi PAK FA fighters (Prospective Airborne Complex of Frontline Aviation), Vladimir Mikheyev, advisor to the First Deputy Director General of Concern Radio-Electronic Technologies (KRET, a subsidiary of Rostec State Corporation) said. Back in early March reports stated that work on the sixth-generation…

Russia boosting Arctic military presence

Russia is building and reconstructing 10 military airfields in the Arctic, according to the Ministry of Defense. By making this move, the country aims to ensure its military security in the region. Russia’s Federal Agency for Special Construction (Spetsstroy) is currently developing infrastructure facilities on military bases and garrisons in the Far North, Far East…

Russia: Rosneft, Lukoil and Gazprom to take part in building refinery in Laos

The government delegation of Laos offered participation in implementation of Laos-Vietnam pipeline construction project and development of a refinery in Laos, representative of the Russian Ministry of Energy said. “We are aware of Laos’ interest in participation of Russian companies in development of refining facilities in the country. The Laos government delegation held talks with…