Azerbaijan: power trade agreed with Iran

Iran has concluded an agreement with Azerbaijan for the purchase of 150 megawatt of power, a senior official said. Iran’s Energy Minister Reza Ardakania said that the agreement on his country’s power purchase from Azerbaijan was made during the recent visit of President Hassan Rouhani to Baku. The minister added that the two countries currently…

Kazakhstan: mutton to be exported to China

Kazakh Central Communications Service hosted press conference “The Ministry of Agriculture opened up exports of Kazakh mutton to China”. The event was attended by Tursyn Kabduldanov, the Chairman of the Veterinary Control and Supervision Committee of the Kazakh Ministry of Agriculture, Azamat Saginbayev, the Director of the Livestock Department of the Ministry, and Kaiyrzhan Nauryzghaliyev,…

Estonia: February 2018 retail turnover up

According to information released by Statistics Estonia on March 29, the turnover of retail trade enterprises in February increased by 3% YoY at constant prices. In February the turnover of retail trade enterprises totaled EUR 495.9 million. The turnover of stores selling manufactured goods increased by 7% compared to February 2017. Turnover increased in five…

Ukraine: champignon mushroom exports up in 2017

In 2017 Ukraine exported 533 tons of champignon mushrooms, the press service of the Agrarian Policy Ministry of Ukraine states. “Based on the results of 2017 Ukraine exported 533 tons of champignon mushrooms worth $480,000, up 12.5-fold YoY. In 2016 Ukraine exported 42.6 tons of champignon mushrooms to the foreign markets worth $37,800,” the statement…

Azerbaijan: Aliyev allocates funds for construction of 12 modular schools

Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev has signed an order regarding measures to improve education infrastructure in Bilasuvar, Beylagan, Imishli, Neftchala and Saatli districts. Under the presidential order, 4,172,000 manats have been allocated to the Ministry of Education for the construction of 12 modular schools for 824 pupils in five districts. The advantages of modular schools include…

Ukraine: beer market stabilizes

The Ukrainian beer market has stopped falling and stabilized for the first time in nine years, Carlsberg Ukraine Director General Yevhen Shevchenko has said. “According to our internal assessment, the Ukrainian beer market for the first time in nine years has stopped its decline and stabilized. The facilities of Carlsberg Ukraine are not loaded in…

Ukraine: Infrastructure Ministry and Ryanair holding talks on launch of flights to Kherson

The Ukrainian Infrastructure Ministry and the Irish low-cost airline Ryanair are holding talks on the possible launch of flights from the city of Kherson to the EU countries, Infrastructure Minister Volodymyr Omelyan announced. “Together with the Kherson regional administration, we are holding talks with Ryanair so that flights of this airline can be lunched from…

Latvia: turnover in food stores up in January 2018

Retail trade turnover in food stores grew by 9% YoY in January. This includes a 5.8% increase in non-specialized stores and 62.2% in specialized stores, according to information from Maxima retail compass industry review. 2018 commenced with increased growth rate for retail trade sector (except for retail trade of fuel) when compared with the years…

Ukraine: construction industry remains stable

The index of construction products in January-February amounted to 100.7% compared to the same period in 2017. The Ukrainian enterprises have already completed construction works worth UAH 10.5 billion. This was announced by Deputy Minister of Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Utilities of Ukraine Lev Partskhaladze. “Based on the results of the first two months,…