Belarus: Belneftekhim exports up in H1 2017

The Belarusian state petrochemical concern Belneftekhim increased the export of goods by 8.2% in H1 2017, the concern reported following the meeting of its council to review the performance of the national petrochemical sector. According to Belneftekhim Chairman Igor Lyashenko, the concern met all the targets for foreign trade in goods and services in H1.…

Ukraine: gas production up in January-July 2017

Natural gas production in Ukraine rose by 3.2% YoY in January-July, to 12.044 billion cubic meters, Ukrtransgaz has said. Ukrgazvydobuvannia increased gas production by 3%, to 8.777 billion cubic meters, Ukrnafta reduced production by 9.2%, to 0.694 billion cubic meters and other companies increased production by 7.9%, to 2.573 billion cubic meters. In July alone,…

Ukraine: rapeseed margins to exceed those of sunseed

In the opinion of specialists of the Center for Strategic Agricultural Studies, the Sumy National Agricultural University, profitability of winter rapeseed growing in Ukraine may reach 83%, while that of sunseed cultivation is expected at 79%, the Center’s director Oleksandr Maslak stated. “According to calculations for winter rapeseed growing, total farmer costs will reach UAH…

Latvia: Latvia’s bread market stabilizes

Latvia’s bread market has stabilized: demand for bread with high added value continues growing, some growth is also noted for traditional bread segments, according to analysts’ data. In Estonia and Lithuania, like Latvia, there was an increase in demand for high-quality bread. According to data from Nielsen, generally there is a slight decline (1%) on…

Turkmenistan: Ashgabat and Bishkek mull prospects of trade and economic co-operation

Presidents of Turkmenistan and Kyrgyzstan, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and Almazbek Atambayev during a phone conversation confirmed the existence of great potential for boosting relations in a wide range of areas, including in the trade and economic sphere. The Turkmen government said in a message that the parties noted the expediency of working together to expand the…