Ukraine: retail trade up in January-September 2018

Ukraine saw a 5.5% rise in retail trade in January-September compared to the same period of 2017. However, the Ukrainian State Statistics Service has not provided statistics in monetary terms yet. Retail turnover increased the most in Ukraine-controlled districts in Luhansk and Donetsk regions, as well as in Poltava, Zakarpattia, and Kyiv regions, namely by…

Lithuania: exports to Japan planned

Lithuania plans to export ready-to-bake food products and pets to Japan, the Agriculture Ministry said. The two countries’ agriculture vice-ministers agreed in Tokyo to immediately begin talks on certification procedures. Lithuania’s potential export products include pizzas, kibinai and similar ready-to-bake products containing poultry and cheese, the ministry said. The countries also expect to agree shortly…

Azerbaijan: pomegranates to be exported to EU

Azerbaijan may export pomegranates to four EU countries – Germany, France, Latvia and Poland. This was stated by secretary of the Association of Manufacturers and Exporters of Pomegranate Shahin Hasanli. Negotiations are underway in this direction, the conclusion of contracts is expected, he stressed. The representative of the association noted that this year the growth…

Kyrgyzstan: all airports considered dangerous

All takeoffs and departures from the airports of Kyrgyzstan are considered dangerous, Gulzada Ibraimova, the head of the Transport Safety Control Department of the State Environmental and Technical Safety Inspectorate, said at a round table discussion. According to her, not a single airport in Kyrgyzstan meets the standards of the Land Code of the Kyrgyz…