Ukraine: sugar exports up in May 2019

In May Ukrainian producers exported more than 40,000 tons of sugar, up by 30% YoY. Azerbaijan remained the main importer of Ukrainian sugar in May (29% of all deliveries). Significant volumes were shipped to Turkey and Tajikistan – 17% and 16% respectively. At the same time, 378,200 tons of sugar were exported in September through…

Azerbaijan: Baku Metro modernizes fleet

Baku Metro keeps on upgrading its facilities and equipment to meet the needs of passengers and provide them with comfort and better services. Head of the press service of Baku Metro Bakhtiyar Mammadov said that the Metro had received two new trains of 10 railroad cars from Russia’s Metrowagonmash company. “Now there is acceptance and…

Ukraine: inflation accelerates in May 2019

Inflation in Ukraine in May amounted to 9.6% YoY, accelerating from 8.8% in annual terms a month earlier, the State Statistics Service of Ukraine reports. May prices compared against the previous month were up by 0.7% after rising in April by 1% against March. Compared with December 2018, consumer prices in May increased by 4.2%.…

Lithuania: German company Saferoad Baltic set up

A German-capital road infrastructure company, Saferoad Baltic, has been established in Lithuania. Saferoad Baltic is led by Marcin Baginski, according to the Lithuanian Center of Registers. Its authorized capital amounts to 500,000 euros. Saferoad Baltic’s sole shareholder is the company’s Polish branch Saferoad RRS Polska. According to Saferoad’s website, the company provides safe transport infrastructure…

Ukraine: Boryspil Airport passenger flow up in January-May 2019

The Boryspil International Airport (Kyiv) in January-May increased passenger flow by 18.1% YoY, to 5.168 million people, the airport’s press service says. At the same time, passenger traffic on international flights amounted to 4,755 million people (+19.1%), and on domestic – 412,900 (+7.5%). In January-May the airport serviced 40,502 flights (+11.2%), including 35,215 international and…

Georgia: passenger traffic at airports up in January-May 2019

Georgia’s three international airports serviced 1,912,352 passengers in January-May, up by 19% YoY, says the United Airports of Georgia. The number of passengers who took regular or charter flights in Georgia increased in all three main airports of the country: Tbilisi Shota Rustaveli International Airport, Batumi Aleksandre Kartveli International Airport and Kutaisi David Aghmashenebeli International…

Ukraine: gas output up in January-May 2019

In January-May, Ukrainian gas enterprises produced 8.8 billion cubic meters of natural gas, the press service of Ukrtransgaz JSC reports. “Since the beginning of the year and as of May, Ukrainian gas enterprises produced 8.8 billion cubic meters of natural gas, up by 3.5% YoY,” reads the report. Ukrainian consumers of all categories from the…

Ukraine: gas transit up in January-May 2019

Transit shipments of natural gas via the Ukrainian gas transmission system (GTS) in January-May grew by 7.8% YoY, to 37.6 billion cubic meters. In particular, gas transit supplies from Russia via Ukraine in May alone stood at 8.37 billion cubic meters, up by 16.4% YoY, the state-run gas transmission system operator Ukrtransgaz said. (UNIAN/Business World…

Kazakhstan: flour exports down in MY 2018-2019

Kazakhstan exported 1.2 million tons of flour in September-March 2018-2019, down by 21% YoY and the lowest volume in three years. Afghanistan is the biggest importer with its market share reaching 67%. Growth in exports is registered to China (+272%) and Tajikistan (+59%). A decrease in shipments is observed to Afghanistan (-20%), Uzbekistan (-33%) and…

Lithuania: airBaltic agrees to compensate for inconveniences to passengers

An agreement has been reached in a court of justice in Lithuania with Latvian airline airBaltic on payment of compensation to passengers worth a total of EUR 120,000, according to representatives of flight compensation assistance company Skycop. Last year, Skycop commenced more than 200 litigations against airBaltic over the airline’s unpaid compensation to passengers. Following…

Azerbaijan: Azerenerji reconstructing power supply system of Baku

Azerbaijan’s biggest electrical power producer Azerenerji OJSC carries out reconstruction, complex repair and rehabilitation work at electric power plants and systemically significant 220 and 110-kilovolt substations in order to improve the supply of electricity to Baku, the surrounding settlements and the country’s regions. A 220-kilovolt substation “Khirdalan”, the substation “Mushfig” in the Badamdar settlement, the…