Ukraine: gas production up in January-May 2016

Ukraine increased gas production by 2% YoY in January-May 2016 to 8.391 billion cubic meters (bcm), the Ukrainian Energy and Coal Industry Ministry said. Naftogaz enterprises reduced gas production by 1.1%, to 6.67 bcm, including production of 6.12 bcm by Ukrgazvydobuvannia and a 0.550 bcm by Ukrnafta. Other oil and gas companies operating in Ukraine…

Russia: vodka production up in May 2016

The production of vodka in Russia has increased year on year by 30% in April and 29% in May. The increase has been informally linked to raids carried out by the Federal Security Service (FSB) and Federal Tax Service in February. The groups raided a number of illegal vodka factories in the Northern Caucasus, closing…

Russia: decision to ban imports of vegetative products from Macedonia to be reconsidered

Russian Federal Service for Veterinary and Phyto-Sanitary Control has reconsidered its decision to ban imports of vegetative products from Macedonia, the watchdog’s deputy head Alexey Alekseyenko said after negotiations with the republic’s representatives in Moscow. “Previously, we were concerned over attempts by criminal groups to use fake certificates of Macedonia’s Quarantine and Plant Protection Service”,…

Moldova: grape exports to EU up

Moldova has exported 12 thousand tons of grapes to the EU in 2014, 6 times as high as registered in 2013 and the highest export result ever. Moldova’s total exports of grapes amounted to 51 thousand tons in 2014 with 29 thousand tons of exports to Russia, 8 thousand tons to Belarus, and 2 thousand…

Ukraine: Lviv successfully hosted international conference “Technologies and innovations: from the ground to the finished product”

On July 1-2, a large-scale international scientific-practical conference “Technologies and innovations: from the ground to the finished product” has successfully been held in Lviv. The participants were about 300 representatives of the horticultural and processing industry from all over the country and abroad. The conference was also attended and discussed topical issues of horticulture and…

Ukraine: KrAZ maintains production level and revs up

Continuing trucks market decline in Ukraine that has almost brought domestic production to a halt affects negatively “AutoKrAZ”. The only Ukrainian manufacturer of heavy-duty trucks, Kremenchug Automobile Plant, finds it difficult to withstand crisis but progress made shows that the situation stabilizes gradually and production rate tends to increase. Within the second quarter of this…

Ukraine: new Mitsubishi car distributor created

One of the largest corporations in Japan, Mitsubishi Corporation, and NIKO Group have created a joint venture MMC Ukraine LLC (Kyiv) with 60% and 40% shares respectively. The company is a new Mitsubishi car distributor in Ukraine. MMC Ukraine has been a representative of Mitsubishi Motors Corporation in Ukraine and Moldova since May 10, 2016.…

Russia: grain harvest to reach record volumes

In 2016, the general grain harvest in Russia will reach 110 million tons, which will become the record index for the country, announced the deputy director of the strategic management department at Rusagrotrans Igor Pavensky. According to the expert, Rusagrotrans raised its estimations of the index from 108.1 million tons to 110 million tons. If…

Ukraine: a new record of grain exports broken

In 2015/2016 MY, Ukraine broke a new record of grain exports, which totaled 39.415 million tons, an increase of 4.61 million tons compared with the previous season, or up by 13%, declared the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine. In particular, last season Ukraine exported 17.354 million tons of wheat, 17.396 million tons…