Kazakhstan: soybean exports go to China

By the end of 2016 Kazakhstan plans to export 30 KMT of soybean to China. This became possible due to the Protocol on phytosanitary requirements in terms of soybean supplies which was signed on September 2, in the framework of Kazakhstan’s visit to G20 in Hangzhou. Presently, export geography of Kazakh soybean consists of 5…

Ukraine: flaxseed exports up in 2015-2016

According to the official statistics figures, in 2015/2016 MY (September-August) Ukraine exported nearly 42 thousand tons of flaxseed, up by 65% YoY (25.4 thousand tons), which became the maximum index for nine recent seasons. In 2015/2016 MY, Vietnam (51%), Egypt (13%) and Turkey (9%) became the largest importers of Ukrainian flaxseed. In 2014/2015 MY the…

Russia: Caspian Flotilla ships held joint exercise with combat crews of OTH radars

Crews of the Caspian Flotilla ships and radiotechnical service held joint exercise on detecting surface and aerial targets, says press center of RF Defence Ministry. Podsolnukh, over-the-horizon radar, was operated during the exercise. Podsolnukh is capable of detecting naval surface and aerial targets at different altitudes within line-of-sight distance and beyond the horizon. Dagestan and…

Belarus: Belorusneft to sell engineering and advisory services to Oil India

The Belarusian industrial group Belorusneft has signed an engineering and advisory services contract with Oil India, the press service of the Belarusian company reported. Under the contract, Belorusneft will provide comprehensive technology-intensive services to rehabilitate the Digboi oil field, India’s oldest oil field. Industrial reserves of oil were discovered there back in 1889. As of…

Belarus: retail sales down in January-August 2016

Belarus’ retail turnover, including the public catering sector, went down by 2.9% YoY in January-August to 23.715 billion Belarusian rubles ($12.146 billion) in comparable prices, an official with the National Statistics Committee (Belstat) reported. Trade organizations accounted for 85.2%, and individual entrepreneurs and newly formed unitary companies accounted for the rest (14.8%). The trade turnover…

Ukraine: wheat to be exported to Egypt

In the first 10 days of September agrarian market was shocked with the information that Egypt would refuse imports of Ukrainian wheat. The news had evoked such a massive outcry that not only traders and analytical agencies were provoked to react, but official bodies as well. The news that Russia and Ukraine were enrolled on…