Ukraine: gas stocks down

Natural gas stocks in Ukraine’s underground storage facilities (USFs) on February 10-17 shrank by 5.2%, or 611 million cubic meters, from 11.681 billion cubic meters on the previous week to 11.070 billion cubic meters. In particular, 91.27 million cubic meters of gas were withdrawn from the storage facilities on February 17 alone, the state-run gas…

Estonia: ice road to open between Haapsalu and Noarootsi

The Estonian Maritime Administration has halted ship traffic in the part of Haapsalu Bay located south of Seasaar and east of the Rohukula-Sviby shipping lane, Maritime Administration spokesperson Priit Poiklik reported. The Estonian Road Administration has requested that, in case of appropriate weather conditions, ship traffic in the area of the planned Haapsalu-Noarootsi ice road…

Turkmenistan: seeds of high-yield wheat used

Wheat crops take up more than 700,000 hectares of agricultural areas in Turkmenistan. Vegetation watering was carried out. Additional mineral fertilizing of soil will be done closer to spring. Seeds of high-yield wheat were being used during the sowing. Measures to protect winter crops against pests and diseases are being taken. About 1 million tons…

Ukraine: 80% of fish imported

Ukraine imports 80% of the consumed fish, according to First Deputy Agrarian Policy Minister Maksym Martyniuk. He stated that Ukraine had huge potential for import substitution. “We need to develop the production of aquaculture: once the fish is produced in Ukraine and sold for the Ukrainian hryvnia, then poachers, who now receive fish for free…

Latvia: economy growing fast

The final data on the year 2017 by the European Union statistical bureau Eurostat showed that both the economy of the EU and the euro area had expanded at the quickest pace since 2007. Economist Ryan Djajasaputra of the South-African, British banking group Investec evaluated that much of the growth in 2017 had been driven…

Kazakhstan: barley exports growing

The National Economy Ministry of the Republic of Kazakhstan has published data on the country’s total crop and adjusted plantings for the 2017 harvest. In addition, the release includes somewhat surprising figures for grain yields. The Statistics Committee of the Ministry expanded the barley acreage in Kazakhstan to a much greater degree than expected, while…

Ukraine: local budgets revenues up in 2017

Revenues of local budgets in Ukraine grew by 31% or by UAH 45.3 billion due to the decentralization reform carried out in 2017, Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman wrote on his Facebook page. “665 united territorial communities have already been created in Ukraine. Territorial communities receive millions of hryvnias for infrastructure development: they buy equipment for…

Azerbaijan: volume of wine exports in 2017 revealed

In 2017 Azerbaijan exported wine products worth $6 million, economy minister Shahin Mustafayev said at a press conference on February 13.

Furthermore, Azerbaijani wines worth $1 million were delivered to China, he said. (Trend/Business World Magazine)

Ukraine: Dart airline suspends servicing flights

Dart Airline (Kyiv) has suspended servicing its own flights over low occupancy of planes, the airline has reported. “This happened around two or three weeks ago,” the airline said. According to the register of civil planes, as of February 13, Dart airline does not have aircraft. However, Airbus A320-212 plane with UR-CII code, Airbus A321-211…

Ukraine: Ukrzaliznytsia denies transportation of military cargo from Russia to Transdniestria

The public joint-stock company Ukrzaliznytsia has denied information that the company has allegedly been involved in transportation of military cargo from Russia to Transdniestria. “According to the information from the automated systems of PJSC Ukrzaliznytsia, the transportation of military cargoes indicated in the application was not carried out from the Russian Federation to Transdniestria,” the…