Ukraine: flour production down in H1 2016

In January-June Ukrainian flour milling enterprises produced 888 thousand tons of flour, down by 7% YoY, the State Statistics Service of Ukraine declared. At the same time, the production volumes in June totaled 132 thousand tons, up by 0.7% MoM and down by 14.6% YoY. In January-June the production volumes of crude sunflower oil in…

Ukraine: NBU assets up H1 2016

The Statement of Financial Position of the central bank suggest that in January-June the National Bank of Ukraine’s assets increased slightly by 24.8 billion UAH, or by 3% YoY, to 874 billion UAH. “On the asset side of the balance sheet, the largest increase was recorded for item “Ukraine’s International Reserves” (foreign securities, SDR holdings,…

Ukraine: wheat qualitative indices to go up

The ratio between milling wheat and feed wheat in the grain production structure for the harvest-2016 in Ukraine is estimated at 55% and 45% respectively, which exceeds the similar indices of 2015, the State Enterprise State Research and Information Center for Monitoring International Commodity Markets (Derzhzovnishinform) declared. According to market operators, in 2015 the ratio…

Ukraine: fish catch up in H1 2016

The State Fishing Agency reports a rise in fish catch in Ukrainian water basins (inland water basins and seas) in January through June by 19.4% YoY, to 22,900 tons. The agency said in a press release that total fish catch in the Azov and Black seas grew by almost 20.5%, to 16,000 tons, including a…

Ukraine interested in Chinese investments

Ukraine is interested in strengthening cooperation with China, particularly in attracting Chinese investment and broad access of the Ukrainian goods and technologies to the Chinese market. Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Regional Development, Construction and Housing Hennady Zubko said this during a meeting with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of China to Ukraine Du Wei, the…