Ukraine: train of four capitals to be launched from Kyiv in late September 2018

Riga-Vilnius-Minsk-Kyiv train will be launched from the Ukrainian capital on September 28, Infrastructure Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Omelyan said at a briefing upon the plenary session of the Intergovernmental Ukrainian-Lithuanian Commission on Trade-Economic and Scientific-Technical Cooperation, which was held in Lviv on July 17, the press service of the Infrastructure Ministry reports. “Last year’s agenda,…

Ukraine: foreign trade deficit growing

The deficit of Ukraine’s foreign trade in goods in January-May amounted to $2,054.9 million, up by 44.4% YoY. This data was provided by the State Statistics Service of Ukraine. In January-May Ukraine’s total imports of goods made up $21,515.0 million, or 115.3% compared to January-May 2017. Ukraine’s total exports of goods over the reporting period…

Ukraine: sugar exports up in June 2018

Ukraine exported 67,600 tons of sugar in June of the current marketing year (2017-2018 MY, September through August), up by 25% MoM, the National Association of Sugar Producers, Ukrtsukor, has reported. “Large batches of sugar in June were shipped to Uzbekistan (51%) and Libya (35%), while smaller batches were exported to Azerbaijan (5%), Armenia and…

Ukraine: pork imports up in H1 2018

Ukraine in the first six months of 2018 imported 8,400 tons of pork, up 8-fold YoY. “In January-June Ukraine received 8,400 tons of fresh, chilled and frozen pork against 924 tons in the past year with an aggregate value of $15.4 million,” the Association of Ukrainian Pig Breeders reported. The major pork suppliers remain the…

Ukraine: gas reserves up

Natural gas reserves in Ukrainian underground storage facilities (USFs) have increased by 55.4%, or by 4.12 billion cubic meters since the gas injection season started on April 9, to 11.554 billion cubic meters. Some 366.55 million cubic meters of gas was injected into the USFs on July 1-7, according to the state-run gas transport system…

Ukraine: Boryspil Airport tops ACI Europe rating for passenger flow increase in May 2018

According to the results of Airports Council International (ACI Europe), Boryspil International Airport in May took the first place in the category of airports that handle 10-25 million passengers, the airport’s press service posted on its Facebook page. “The coordinated work of our team continues to multiply success,” reads the report. Boryspil Airport showed the…

Ukraine: GIZ to launch new project to support Energy Efficiency Fund

The German federal company Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) mbH launches a new project to support the Energy Efficiency Fund of Ukraine, Vice Prime Minister-Minister for Regional Development, Construction and Housing Hennadiy Zubko wrote on his Facebook page. “We continue to unite international partners around the energy efficiency reform and the launch of the…

Ukraine: AVK launches sweets exports to Malaysia

AVK confectionery company has launched exports to Malaysia. “We have already handled the first three deliveries of sweets and are working on new orders,” AVK Deputy Director General for Strategic Development Andriy Radchuk declared. As reported, the first 50 tons of Ukrainian sweets have already been supplied to Malaysia. Radchuk says the company plans to…

Ukraine: trade relations with UK to strengthen

Ukraine and the UK have welcomed ongoing consultations on ensuring the implementation of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU, which includes a Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (DCFTA), facilitating trade worth $2.35 billion between the two countries after the UK leaves the EU, the press service of the Ministry of Economic Development…

Ukraine: exports to Canada up in 2017

In 2017 exports of Ukrainian goods to Canada grew by 74.4% (or $21.5 million) and amounted to $50.4 million, the press service of the Economic Development and Trade Ministry wrote on Twitter. “Soon it will be two years since the Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement was signed. In 2017 exports of Ukrainian goods to Canada rose…