Ukraine: gas output up in January-February 2017

Natural gas production in Ukraine in January and February tentatively grew by 0.5% YoY or by 17.8 million cubic meters, to 3.358 billion cubic meters, Ukrtransgaz has reported. Ukrgazvydobuvannia produced 2.408 billion cubic meters of gas in January-February (down by 1.1% YoY), Ukrnafta – 205.5 million cubic meters (down by 6.4%) and other companies –…

Ukraine: mustard output up in 2016

Mustard production in the fat-and-oil sector hit a three-year high of 1.046 KMT in December 2016. It exceeded 1 KMT for the first time. 2016 appeared a make-or-break year for the Ukrainian mustard market: its two-year shrinkage was reversed. Overall mustard production reached 7.696 KMT in 2016, or up by 11% YoY (6.939 KMT) and…

Belarus: MAZ to offer deluxe European trucks in 2017

This year the Belarusian automobile engineering company MAZ will start making Euro-6 compliant trucks for the European market, representatives of the company reported. The Belarusian automaker intends to sell new dump trucks, chassis, and truck tractors with various wheel formulas (4×2, 6×4, and 8×4) to the European Union. The trucks will be powered by Mercedes-Benz…

Armenia: exports up in January 2017

Armenia’s exports amounted to $124.4 million in January, up by a total of 35.4% against the same period last year. As the National Statistical Service reports, Russia-bound exports surged by 80%, while those to the EU countries and Iraq increased by 21.5% and 24.4% respectively. Exports to the United Arab Emirates grew 6-fold, totaling some…

Ukraine: real wages up in January 2017

Real wages in Ukraine in January compared to January 2016 increased by 21.4% and compared to December 2016 they fell by 8.3%, the State Statistics Service has said. The largest growth of average wages in January compared with January 2016 was observed in Ternopil (by 54.3%), Zakarpattia (51.8%), Chernivtsi (50.3%), Volyn and Kherson (49.8% each),…