Belarus: external state debt down in January 2017

As of February 1, Belarus’ external state debt totaled $13.5 billion, down by $95.7 million or by 0.7% from the beginning of the year (taking into account differences in currency exchange rates), representatives of the Belarusian Finance Ministry declared. In Januaryexternal state borrowings totaled $36.8 million, including $21.8 million borrowed from the Russian government and…

Turkmenistan to privatize carpet weaving industry

In order to create the most favorable conditions for bringing the Turkmen carpet weaving to a new level, it is necessary to ensure the privatization of this industry, Turkmenistan’s President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov said. He made the remarks addressing a meeting of the country’s Cabinet of Ministers, according to the Turkmen government. Turkmenhaly State Association includes…

Estonia: Port of Tallinn cargo flow down in 2016

On January 24, Port of Tallinn’s Supervisory Board got an overview of the company’s activity and preliminary performance results for 2016, according to which Port of Tallinn’s cargo flow decreased by 10%, number of passengers increased by 4%, total revenue amounted to EUR 111 million and operating profit to EUR 49 million. According to preliminary…

Ukraine: oil output down in January 2017

Oil production in Ukraine decreased by 4.4% YoY in January, to 129,400 tons. The Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry reported that gas condensate production for the period increased by 7.6%, to 58,100 tons. Naftogaz Ukrainy enterprises in January cut oil production by 4.6%, to 127,000 tons, gas condensate output – by 3.5%, to 38,800…

Kyrgyzstan: gold – most exported commodity

Gold remains the main export commodity of Kyrgyzstan, and Switzerland is its main buyer. This European country accounts for 42% of total exports of Kyrgyzstan, website of the Ministry of Economy of the Kyrgyz Republic reported. According to the ministry, in general, Kyrgyzstan carries out deliveries to more than 80 countries. Several countries account for…