Latvia: throughput of port Riga down in H1 2017

In January-June the Freeport of Riga handled 17,512,200 tons of cargo, down by 4.1% YoY. Coal transshipment climbed by 7.4%, to 6,398,600 tons, wood pellets by 13.4%, 353,000 tons, oil products dropped by 31.8%, to 3,270,400 tons, ore by 9.2%, to 165,400 tons. The port’s container throughput grew by 14%, to 208,107 TEUs. Passenger turnover…

Belarus: enterprise to start assembling agricultural machines in Tajikistan

There are plans to start assembling Belarusian agricultural machines in Tajikistan in autumn, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Tajikistan with concurrent accreditation to Afghanistan Oleg Ivanov reported. The ambassador took part in a seminar for heads of diplomatic missions and consular institutions of Belarus. Products of such Belarusian brands as Bobruiskagromash, MTZ, and…

Kazakhstan: food staple prices up in H1 2017

Kazakhstan has seen a 7% growth of food staples prices since the beginning of this year, Minister of National Economy Timur Suleimenov said at the session of the government on July 11. “According to official statistics, food staples prices have increased by 7% since the beginning of 2017,” said Minister Suleimenov adding that inflation made…

Ukraine: Ryanair halts sale of tickets

Ryanair (Ireland), the largest European low-cost air carrier, has stopped the sale of tickets for flights to Kyiv and Lviv. This is evidenced by the ticket sales system on the airline’s website. There are no official statements of the company on the website, however it is impossible to purchase tickets for Ukrainian flights. As reported,…

Latvia: inflation up in June 2017

The average price rate in Latvia comparing June 2016 to June 2017 has increased by 3% as products got 2.6% more expensive, services – by 4%, calculated the Latvian Central Statistical Bureau. The statisticians found that compared to June 2016, last month the greatest pressure on the price changes was put by the rise in…

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…