Armenia: TAROM announces regular Bucharest-Yerevan flights

Romanian TAROM airline will launch regular Bucharest-Yerevan flights twice per-week, the Zvartnots airport of the Armenian capital said. It said TAROM would further increase the frequency of flights to three-times per week. Months earlier the deal was reached between TAROM and Zvartnots airport. The airport did not specify when exactly the flights would commence. (Armenpress/Business…

Ukraine: margarine exports already above 6 thousand tons

According to the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine, margarine exports in January-February totaled 6.235 thousand tons valued at $8.866 million. Margarine imports totaled 2.993 thousand tons at $6.924 million. In 2018, exporters shipped abroad 69.944 thousand tons of margarine ($98.629 million), while imports reached 12.595 thousand tons ($37.166 million worth). (UkrAgroConsult/Business World Magazine)

Turkmenistan: CAREC railway project to be joined

At the meeting of the Turkmen government, a proposal was made to join the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Program. The possibility of connecting Turkmenistan to the regional technical assistance project “Railway Sector Development in Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Countries” was discussed at the meeting. President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov said that the…

Uzbekistan: arms imports up in 2018

Uzbekistan’s expenditures on the import of weapons and ammunition, their parts and accessories in 2018 amounted to $700,000, the Central Bank reported. In 2016-2017, $300,000 was spent for these purposes. Thus, over the past year, spending on armaments has more than doubled. Data on the import of weapons and ammunition are disclosed by the Central…

Ukraine: population income up in 2018

The income of the population in Ukraine grew by 9.9% YoY in 2018, to UAH 3.219 trillion ($119.24 billion). “Disposable income per person amounted to UAH 57,908.6 ($2,144),” the State Statistics Service said. As for the income structure, 47.4% was salary (45.6% in 2017), 17.6% – profit and mixed income (18%), 2.6% – income from…