Ukraine: Billa to close stores in regions

Germany’s REWE Group, developing the Billa supermarket chain in Central and Eastern Europe, does not plan to leave Ukraine. “Billa continues operating in Ukraine and would be successfully present on the Ukrainian market. We do not plan to leave Ukraine,” Rewe International AG, the subsidiary of the German concern, reported. The company confirmed that the…

Ukraine: Boryspil Airport to sign agreement with Ryanair within two weeks

The State Enterprise “Boryspil International Airport” must conclude an agreement with the Ryanair airline within the next two weeks, Infrastructure Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Omelian stated. “The Lviv International Airport has already signed a contract with Ryanair, the contract between the Boryspil Airport and Ryanair will be signed within the next two weeks. We significantly…

Ukraine: grain stocks up in May 2017

According to the current information of the State Statistics Service, Ukraine’s reserves of grains and pulses totaled 8.84 MMT as of June 1, up by 10.8% YoY (7.98 MMT). Wheat stocks decreased by 22.3%, to 3 MMT against 3.87 MMT reported as of June 1, 2016. Corn stocks are up by 49.5% YoY, amounting to…

Ukraine: pine strawberry exports up in May 2017

In May Ukraine exported 454 tons of pine strawberries, up 1.4-fold YoY, a record figure for the years of the country’s independence.

According to the analysts, Belarus remains the main importer of Ukrainian pine strawberries. (Ukrinform/Business World Magazine)

Ukraine: Ukravtodor to start conducting all purchases via e-procurement system ProZorro from August 2017

The State Agency of Automobile Roads of Ukraine (Ukravtodor) will start carrying out all purchases via the e-procurement system ProZorro from August 1. The relevant report has been posted on the website of the Infrastructure Ministry. “Starting from August 1, the State Agency of Automobile Roads of Ukraine, which deals with the maintenance and minor…

Ukraine: government approves agreement on cooperation in railway transport area with Serbia

Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers has approved an agreement on cooperation in the railway sphere signed by the Cabinet and the government of Serbia in Belgrade in June 2013. According to an explanatory note to the document, its endorsement would create a reliable international legal tool for implementing and stepping up bilateral intergovernmental relations, the conditions…

Ukraine: Auchan acquires Caravan supermarket chain

Auchan Retail Ukraine, which operates a chain of 11 hypermarkets in Kyiv, Lviv, Odessa, Zaporizhia, and Kryvy Rih, signed an agreement with the Ukrainian distributor Caravan on the acquisition of its assets, namely nine Ukrainian-based hypermarkets, which employ 3,300 people. “Auchan Retail Ukraine will strengthen its presence in Kyiv, and will also be present in…

Ukraine: trade turnover with Hungary up

Last year, the trade turnover between Ukraine and Hungary grew after the fall in 2015 and amounted to $3 billion, Hungarian Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador to Ukraine Erno Keskeny said during a roundtable in Kyiv on the topic “The Hungarian factor in domestic policy of Ukraine”. “We have a high trade turnover. Of course, it…