Kyrgyzstan: gold – most exported commodity

Gold remains the main export commodity of Kyrgyzstan, and Switzerland is its main buyer. This European country accounts for 42% of total exports of Kyrgyzstan, website of the Ministry of Economy of the Kyrgyz Republic reported. According to the ministry, in general, Kyrgyzstan carries out deliveries to more than 80 countries. Several countries account for…

Ukraine to boost gas production in 2017

The Ukrainian government published a concept for development of Ukraine’s gas production sector approved at the end of 2016. The document envisages the increase of gas production from 18.7 billion cubic meters in 2016 to 20.3 billion cubic meters in 2017 and 27.6 billion cubic meters in 2020. According to government resolution No. 1079 dated…

Uzbekistan: GDP exceeding 199 trillion soums in 2016

In 2016, according to preliminary data of the State Statistics Committee, the volume of gross domestic product (GDP) in current prices amounted to 199325,1 billion soums, while the growth in comparison with January-December 2015 made up 7.8%. GDP growth was mainly influenced by the following economic activities: construction (112.5%), trade, accommodation and food (113.4%), transportation…

Ukraine: 2016/2017 pea exports up

Ukraine exported 283.8 KMT of peas in July-January of the current season, that is already 17% more than for the entire last season (242.5 KMT in MY 2015/2016). India and Pakistan remain the top destinations for Ukrainian peas and their purchases are on the rise. India imported 114.5 KMT of peas from Ukraine in the…

Kazakhstan: barley exports down

Kazakh barley exports somewhat intensified in November-December 2016. 154.6 KMT was shipped for export in December 2016 against 151.2 KMT in December 2015. However, this is not enough to catch up with the previous season’s exports. Kazakhstan exported 23% less barley in the four months of the current season compared to the same period a…