Ukraine: soybeans exports in November 2016

In November Ukrainian soybean exports revived and their monthly total hit a record high. 537.6 KMT of soybeans were exported in November, or almost three times as much as in October (192.1 KMT) and up by more than 20% YoY (445.2 KMT). Export statistics for MY 2016/2017 (September-November) also beats records: shipments to foreign markets…

Ukraine: court declares Odessa CHPP bankrupt

The commercial court in Odessa region has declared public joint-stock company Odessa combined heat and power plant (CHPP) bankrupt and launched a liquidation procedure for the period of 12 months. The company reported in the information disclosure system of the National Commission for Securities and the Stock Market on Tuesday that the court made the…

World: CBOT corn futures strengthen

On December 8-15, CBOT corn prices strengthened by 0.8%. Last week US corn export prices (January delivery) strengthened by $2/MT, while Argentinean and Ukrainian corn supply prices remained unchanged. Ethanol market still supported CBOT prices, particularly the data on record ethanol exports in October, as well as high US corn contracting pace, which exceeded market…

Turkey: Bunge increasing assets

Bunge Company intends to increase its presence in Turkey’s vegoils market, having bought shares of the producing company called Ana Gida Ihtiyac Maddeleri ve Sanayi Ticaret. 55.25% of the shares will be bought out from Ana Gida, and the remainder – 44.75% – from Seef Foods. As of today, Ana Gida owns the Komili trademark,…

Ukraine: selling prices of agricultural products up

In January-November the average selling prices of agricultural enterprises for agrarian products increased by 9.3% YoY, the press-service of the State Statistics Service of Ukraine declared. In particular, in the reporting period the average prices for plant growing commodities grew by 19.2%, and the prices for livestock commodities – by 0.7%. In November the average…

Ukraine: parliament liberalizes Tax Code

Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada has approved at second reading bill No. 5368 liberalizing the Tax Code. A total of 240 lawmakers backed the document. Head of the parliamentary committee for tax and customs policy Nina Yuzhanina said presenting the bill that the committee received 356 proposals for the second reading and 261 of them were voted…

Latvia: alcohol market to be affected by legislative changes in neighboring countries

Latvia’s alcohol market will be affected by changes in legislative regulations and import prices in neighboring countries next year, spokesperson of Liviko alcoholic beverages importer and wholesale trade company and Latvian Alcohol Industry Association Gennady Klepikov reported. According to him, it is hard to predict next year’s prices of imported products in Latvia, as much…

Europe: ECSA adopts position on policy for the Arctic

European shipowners welcomed earlier this year the adoption of the integrated European Union policy for the Arctic region, ECSA said in its press release. “We believe that the three priority areas identified cover all topical Arctic matters. Climate change and environment, sustainable development and international cooperation all deserve equal attention”, said ECSA Secretary General Patrick…

Russia: 7% cell clients change operators in H1 2016

About 7% of Russian mobile subscribers changed their operators in January-June as compared to 4-5% of users who switched to other operators within six months in several previous years, according to a Deloitte research. Deloitte polled 2,000 respondents across the country at the age of 18-60 years. The indicator included the mobile number portability (MNP)…

Ukraine: Poroshenko and Lagarde coordinate steps within EFF program

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko had a telephone conversation with the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Christine Lagarde, the press service of the Ukrainian president has said. “Petro Poroshenko and Christine Lagarde coordinated steps within the development of further cooperation between Ukraine and the IMF under the Extended Fund Facility (EFF) program”, a…