Belarus: GDP to increase in 2017

Eurasian Development Bank (EDB) expects that Belarus’ GDP will go up by 1.3% YoY in 2017, EDB’s July macroeconomic review says. “The economic recovery trend in Belarus continues. In January-May, the country’s GDP rose by 0.9% as against the same period of 2016. We expect that the positive tend will persist, and Belarus’ GDP will…

Ukraine: electricity exports up in H1 2017

Ukraine boosted electricity exports by 59.5% YoY in January-June, to $136.4 million, according to Ukraine’s State Fiscal Service. Hungary accounted for 57.4% of electricity sales abroad, the share of Moldova was about 20.6% and that of Poland about 17.4%. In June Ukraine’s electricity exports to Hungary were estimated at $4.3 million, those to Poland at…

Belarus: Slavkaliy to sell products only via BPC

Slavkaliy will sell its products only via Belarusian Potash Company (BPC), Slavkaliy’s Chairman of the Board Mikhail Gutseriyev reported. When asked about possible cooperation with Uralkali, Mikhail Gutseriyev said: “We are going to work and sell only via Belarusian Potash Company. We are not going to compete with Belaruskali in any way.” According to Mikhail…

Azerbaijan: Aliyev approves funding for construction of road in Sabirabad

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has signed an order to provide funding for the construction of Galagayin-Osmanli-Chol Beshdali-Zalgaraagach-Chol Agamammadli-Azadkend-Mugan Ganjali road in Sabirabad.

Under the presidential order, 14.4 million manats is allocated from the state budget for the construction of the road connecting 15 residential settlements with a total population of 41,000 people. (Trend/Business World Magazine)

Latvia: farming efficiency on the rise

With increased investments, Latvian farmers have managed to increase efficiency in the industry, a bank survey showed. According to the results of a survey performed by Swedbank, in 2017 farmers plan to invest money in grain dryers and towers, in updating machinery and buying agricultural land. “It is positive that farmers recognize that new technological…

Ukraine: Ukrzaliznytsia suggests reducing shortage of grain hoppers

JSC “Ukrzaliznytsia” offered customers a new mechanism to reduce the rolling stock shortage, in particular grain hoppers. “Ukrzaliznytsia suggests shippers to consider a possibility of increasing the number of rail cars by purchasing and subsequently providing them to Ukrainian Railways in financial leasing”, said the head of the board Wojciech Balczun. According to him “Ukrzaliznytsia…

Belarus: light industry companies seal $112 million worth of deals at Forum of Regions

The Bellegrom Concern companies have signed some contracts worth a total of $112 million with their Russian partners during the fourth Forum of Regions of Belarus and Russia, according to Bellegprom’s official website. The forum comprised a fair that featured the products of 15 Bellegprom companies, namely Baranovichi Cotton Production Amalgamation, Lenta, Rechitsa Textile, Nadex,…

Kyrgyzstan: energy consumption up in June 2017

Energy consumption in Kyrgyzstan increased, the National Electric Network of the Kyrgyz Republic reported. According to the operational data of the Central Dispatching Service NENK, electricity consumption in June was 763.14 million kilowatt-hours. The daily maximum power consumption reached 1,465 MW. The peak of daily maximum consumption was fixed on June 21 – 26.79 million…

Azerbaijan: funding for construction of road in Tartar approved

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has signed an order to provide funding for the construction of Tartar-Seydimli-Garadaghli-Sarov road.

Under the presidential order, 7 million manats is allocated from the state budget for the construction of the road connecting 20 residential settlements with a total population of 24,000 people. (Trend/Business World Magazine)