Ukraine: Stiletto Systems and MAGNUM to build new ammunition plant

British-based Stiletto Systems Ltd. jointly with Canadian-based MAGNUM and its division Waterbury Farrel are considering the possibility of participating in a tender of the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade to create a new manufacture of shooting and artillery ammunition in Ukraine. Head of Stiletto Ukraine Roman Karpenko said the British-Canadian alliance had practical experience…

Ukraine: India buys 300,000 tons of wheat

Traders have bought about 300,000 tons of Ukrainian wheat to be delivered to India in September and October as the country imports wheat for a second year to meet a domestic shortfall. Seven ships carrying roughly 300,000 tons of milling wheat with a 11.5% protein are expected to load this month in Ukraine for India,…

Ukraine: gas production up in January-July 2017

Natural gas production in Ukraine rose by 3.2% YoY in January-July, to 12.044 billion cubic meters, Ukrtransgaz has said. Ukrgazvydobuvannia increased gas production by 3%, to 8.777 billion cubic meters, Ukrnafta reduced production by 9.2%, to 0.694 billion cubic meters and other companies increased production by 7.9%, to 2.573 billion cubic meters. In July alone,…

Ukraine: rapeseed margins to exceed those of sunseed

In the opinion of specialists of the Center for Strategic Agricultural Studies, the Sumy National Agricultural University, profitability of winter rapeseed growing in Ukraine may reach 83%, while that of sunseed cultivation is expected at 79%, the Center’s director Oleksandr Maslak stated. “According to calculations for winter rapeseed growing, total farmer costs will reach UAH…

Ukraine: TAScombank net profit up in H1 2017

TAScombank (Kyiv) saw UAH 22.337 million of net profit in January-June, up 30.7-fold YoY (UAH 727,000). According to a bank report, its net interest income in H1 quadrupled, to UAH 617.9 million. Not taking into account expenses to form reserves net interest income totaled UAH 392.055 million (6.2-fold rise). The bank saw a 2.5-fold rise…

Ukraine: number of air passengers to grow

Within four years, a number of Ukrainians traveling by plane should grow to 20 million per year, Infrastructure Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Omelian said. “Our strategy envisages that within four years the number of air passengers will increase from 8 to 20 million people per year,” the minister said. According to him, now 4-5% out…

Ukraine: gas inventories up in July 2017

Ukraine has increased gas inventories in underground storage 61.3% since the end of the heating season, according to operational data from Ukrtransgaz. The inventories amounted to 13.069 billion cubic meters on July 29, up from 8.1 billion cubic meters on March 22. The current inventories are 24.4% more than on July 29, 2016 (10.211 billion…

Ukraine: Iskra complex expands production of new electronic reconnaissance devices for Armed Forces

The state enterprise Iskra Scientific and Production Complex (Zaporizhia) is expanding production of new electronic reconnaissance and radioelectronic warfare devices for the Ukrainian Armed Forces, the press service of State Concern Ukroboronprom has reported. “Taking into account the need of the Armed Forces in radioelectronic warfare devices, Iskra has started production of new military equipment…

Ukraine: EIB mulling issue of EUR 130 million to Ukrenergo for modernization of substations

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is considering the issue of a EUR 130 million to Ukrenergo for modernization of substations, according to the website of the financial institution. The EIB said the project was aimed at improving energy efficiency, reliability of equipment, reducing operating costs. Its implementation will contribute to the integration of Ukraine’s energy…

Ukraine: seaports shipments up in H1 2017

In January-June the Ukrainian seaports processed 66.3 million tons of cargoes, up by 5% YoY, the State Enterprise Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority (USPA) declared. In particular, the export cargoes transshipment in the Ukrainian seaports reached 50.9 million tons (up by 5.4%), and import cargoes – 9.4 million tons (up by 17.6%). Traditionally, the transshipment of…