Ukraine: Canada ratifies FTA agreement

The House of Commons of Canada has supported the ratification of a free trade area (FTA) agreement with Ukraine, according to the Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade, Ukraine’s Trade Representative Natalia Mykolska. “The lower house of the parliament of Canada unanimously supported the ratification of the FTA agreement between Ukraine and Canada”, she…

Ukraine: sunmeal exports up in October 2016

Ukrainian sunmeal exports totaled 349.8 KMT in October against 141.5 KMT in September and 348 KMT in October 2015. In 2016/2017 (September-October), this product’s shipments to foreign markets somewhat exceeded last season’s: 491.3 KMT against 487.1 KMT a year ago. Although exports in the first two months did not reach the high registered in MY…

Ukraine: pea exports up in July-November 2016

In the first five months of the current season pea exports from Ukraine have managed to exceed last season’s potential. 252 KMT of peas were shipped for export from July through November, up by 4.5% YoY (242 KMT). Traditionally, the key importer remains India with its export share reaching 43%. Ukrainian exporters supplied roughly 108…

Bulgaria: grain market behavior

Purchase prices for grains on Bulgaria’s domestic market somewhat sank last week. They were pressured primarily by volatility of the national currency against the U.S. dollar. Overall, the pace of grain market purchases is estimated as stable. Purchase prices for wheat are being pressured by its sufficient supply on the domestic market despite quick sales.…

Ukraine: EBRD opens second regional office

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has opened a regional office in Kharkiv. “Eastern Ukraine is also important for our work. It is important for the economy and for our cooperation not only in terms of large-scale projects, but also in terms of the development of small and medium-sized businesses. We are opening…