Ukraine: meat production down in H1 2018

Meat production in Ukraine in January-June totaled 1.78 million tons (live weight), down by 0.3% YoY. Milk production in the country in H1 declined by 2%, to 6 million, while egg production grew by 2.6%, to 9.65 billion eggs, the State Statistics Service of Ukraine said. The data excluded reports from temporarily occupied areas in…

Ukraine: honey exports up in 2017

Ukraine exported honey worth $133.7 million last year, according to First Deputy Prime Minister – Minister for Economic Development and Trade Stepan Kubiv. In a post on his Facebook page, he wrote: “Currently, Ukrainian honey remains a favorite product both in Ukraine and abroad. In 2017 Ukraine exported honey worth $133.7 million, up by $36.4…

Ukraine: exports of apples up in 2017-2018

Exports of apples from Ukraine in the 2017-2018 season soared 3.2-fold YoY. Ukraine exported 49,000 tons of apples over the period under review, the Ukrainian government’s portal has said. In the previous 2016-2017 season Ukraine shipped only 12,800 tons of apples abroad. “The largest batches of Ukrainian apples are exported to Belarus, Moldova, and Austria,”…

Ukraine: first GE locomotives for Ukrzaliznytsia to be put into operation in autumn 2018

Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman has said that first locomotives manufactured and equipped for Ukraine under the agreement with U.S. multinational conglomerate General Electric will be put into operation this autumn. “This autumn we will start receiving new rolling stock under the agreement on joint production with General Electric. We have lost a lot of rolling…

Ukraine: confectionery companies entering Canadian market

Manufacturers of confectionery products from Ukraine have agreed with Canadian distributors on entering the Canadian market, President of the Canada-Ukraine Chamber of Commerce (CUCC) Zenon Potichny said. “Ukrainian suppliers of confectionery products managed to find distributors at exhibitions in Canada and began to supply products overseas,” said Potichny. According to him, Ukrainian furniture manufacturers have…

Ukraine: An-188 co-production talks with Turkey advance

Turkish and Ukrainian aerospace and procurement officials made “notable progress” in negotiations for the co-production of the Antonov An-188 military cargo aircraft, an advanced version of Ukraine’s An-178, Turkish officials said. “This is a complex program for which both sides are keen,” said one Turkish aerospace official. “We are positively discussing several aspects of an…