Ukraine: eggs in shell exports up in 2018

Ukrainian producers in 2018 boosted exports of eggs in shell by 21.3%, to almost 107,500 tons, while shell egg exports in monetary terms increased by 37.1%, to $94.1 million. Imports of eggs in shell in 2018 decreased by 40% in physical terms and by 32% in monetary terms, to 3,400 tons and $13.1 million, respectively,…

Azerbaijan: president allocates funds for road construction in Zardab

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has signed an Order regarding measures to construct Zardab-Garavalli road in Zardab.

Under the presidential order, the Azerbaijan Highway State Agency is allocated 3.9 million manats for the construction of the road connecting six residential areas with a total population of 7,000 people. (AzerNews/Business World Magazine)

Georgia: anti-flu vaccines purchases to grow

Georgia will purchase double amount of anti-flu vaccines for 2019-2020 and this will be 80,000 vaccines instead of the 41,000 purchased for 2018-2019, head of the National Disease Control Centre Amiran Gamkrelidze has reported. “The supply we had for 2018-2019 is almost used. In the autumn, before the new season, we will purchase 80,000 vaccines,”…

Latvia: Port of Liepaja throughput up in 2018

Freight volume handled in the Port of Liepaja in 2018 climbed by 24.4% YoY, to 7,537,600 tons, the Port Authority says. In the reporting period, transshipment of grain grew by 20.9%, to 3,034,400 tons, anthracite – by 22.6%, to 1.47 million tons, and construction materials – by 21.9%, to 762,400 tons, while transshipment of oil…

Ukraine: foreign reserves up in 2018

Ukraine’s international reserves in 2018 grew by 10.6% YoY, to $20.820 billion, updating a five-year record, according to the National Bank. The last time such figures were reported was in October 2013. The regulator said the reserves were successfully accumulated due to Ukraine securing external financing and the NBU buying up the excessive currency on…

Turkmenistan: retail sale of alcohol limited

The Law on Prevention of Harmful Effects of Alcohol, signed by Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, came into force in Turkmenistan. The law defines a legal, organizational and economic framework for the government policy in this area. Trade entities are prohibited from selling alcohol on non-working holidays (except for the provision of catering services) and memorable…

Ukraine: Ukrzaliznytsia passenger traffic up in 2018

In 2018, Ukraine’s state railways operator JSC Ukrzaliznytsia increased passenger traffic by 4 million people compared to 2017. JSC Ukrzaliznytsia transported 55.9 million passengers last year, the press service of the company reported. The increase in traffic happened due to the rational use of cars. “During the New Year and Christmas holidays, we launched about…

Latvia: bread consumption down in 2018

There was a slight drop in bread consumption in Latvia last year, according to Latvian Bakers’ Association board chairman Karlis Zemess. He says the bread market is not stable and that it has a tendency to decline due to the reducing bread consumption, which in turn is caused by the ongoing population decline, promotion of…

Kazakhstan: food prices up in December 2018

In December 2018, food prices in Kazakhstan increased by 5.1% YoY, the Statistics Committee of the Kazakh Ministry of National Economy reported. Last year, baked goods, cereals, meat, fish and seafood, dairy products, eggs, oils and fats, sugar, confectionery, alcohol-free and alcoholic beverages rose in price, whereas fruit and vegetables became cheaper. Regarding cereal products,…

Ukraine: Army receives 50 warplanes and helicopters in 2018

The state-run military-industrial Concern Ukroboronprom in 2018 transferred 50 aircraft and helicopters to the Ukrainian Army, after their upgrade and repair performed by Ukraine’s aviation industry cluster, which included 16 enterprises, all part of the concern. The list includes Su-27 and MiG-29 fighters, Su-25 attack aircraft, Su-24 strike aircraft, An-26 and Il-76 transport aircraft, L-39…

Estonia: November 2018 industrial production up

According to the information released by Statistics Estonia morning, the production of industrial enterprises increased by 8% YoY in November 2018, with production increasing in manufacturing and energy, but decreasing in mining. Total production in manufacturing in November 2018 increased by 8%, with over half of all industry branches exceeding its 2017 November volumes. This…

Uzbekistan: exports to Ukraine to increase

In 2019, Uzbekistan plans to increase exports to Ukraine to $220 million and resume flights between Tashkent and Kiev. The announcement was made by the Uzbek Ambassador to Ukraine Alisher Abdualiyev. In addition, it is planned to develop projects to attract direct investments of $10 million in Uzbekistan for the production of pharmaceutical products. It…