Armenia: unemployment rate down in Q2 2019

Unemployment rate dropped in Armenia by 2.6% in the second quarter of 2019, compared to the same period of 2018, amounting to 17.7%, the Statistical Committee reported. The number of unemployed people comprised 207.2 thousand in the second quarter of 2019, against the 236.4 thousand people in the second quarter of 2018. The unemployment rate…

Estonia: inflation up in September 2019

Inflation in September ran at 2.2% YoY, according to the government agency Statistics Estonia. The sectors exerting the most impact were food and clothing, though there was a slight fall of -0.2% MoM. Consumer price index for services saw a 3.5% rise, and goods saw a 1.4% rise. Regulated prices of goods and services fell…

Belarus: cheese export to reach $1 billion in 2020

Belarus’ cheese export is projected to reach $1 billion in 2020, Aleksei Bogdanov, Head of the Main Department for Foreign Economic Activities of the Belarusian Agriculture and Food Ministry, announced. According to him, Belarusian cheese makers have been working hard to make their products recognizable for many years. “In 2018 we exported over 170,000 tons…

Ukraine: sugar exports down in 2018-2019 MY

In 2018-2019 MY (September-August) Ukrainian producers exported 409.8 thousand tons of sugar worth $144.3 million, down by almost 27% YoY (564 thousand tons). In addition, there were some changes in the export destinations. “In 2018-2019 MY, ended in August, we may note some changes in export destinations. Although Uzbekistan remains the main importer, deliveries to…

Azerbaijan: Sheki Winery to export products to Spain, Poland, Belarus and China

Sheki Winery company plans to deliver initially 18,000 bottles of wine to Barcelona, Spain in November in order to promote and sell its wine products, the company’s director, Vidadi Hasanov declared. The company has signed a relevant contract with Spanish company Eurocainabric, Hasanov said. “The first acquaintance with the representatives of the Spanish company took…