Ukraine: Iranian agricultural specialists to visit Nibulon to share experience

Iranian agricultural specialists are expected to visit a plant, which is part of the Ukrainian agricultural holding company Nibulon, to share experience with Ukrainian colleagues, the press service of Nibulon LLC reports. “Iranian specialists intend to visit the company’s enterprises to get acquainted with the entire agricultural production process, from growing to shipping grain to…

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),…