Ukraine: Finance Ministry finishing talks with IMF

Ukraine’s Finance Ministry is finishing talks with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) regarding the next credit tranche, Finance Minister Oleksandr Danyliuk said. “We are at the final stages. Technical moments for receiving the next tranche are being discussed,” he said. The minister said that the negotiations with the IMF on the tranche could be finished…

Ukraine: to resume exports of eggs to Israel

Ukrainian poultry products could return to the Israeli market by the end of this spring, Ukraine’s Agricultural Policy and Food Ministry has reported. The ministry said that the talks between Ukraine’s State Service for Food Safety and Consumer Rights Protection and Israel’s Veterinary Service were being held. “The resumption of poultry products exports to Israel…

Ukraine: PrivatBank redirects claims of creditors in bail-in to NBU and DGF

PrivatBank (Dnipro) denies claims of creditors, liabilities of which were exchanged to additionally issued shares during the nationalization of the bank. “It is no secret that temporary administration (the Individuals Deposit Guarantee Fund) jointly with the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) conducted the bail-in transaction when some passives affiliated with former shareholders as the NBU…

Ukraine: sunoil production sets new record

Ukrainian crushers continue picking up the pace of sunseed processing in the current season of 2016/2017. Sunoil output has been hitting new monthly highs for a fourth month in a row. Ukraine’s large and medium-sized crushers produced an unprecedented 558 KMT of sunoil in December 2016 compared with 529 KMT in November 2016 and 363…

Ukraine: throughput of seaports up in January 2017

In January seaports of Ukraine handled 10.03 million tons of cargo, up by 14.6% YoY, preliminary statistics of Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority shows. Transshipment of export cargo totaled 8.094 million tons (+30.3%), imports – 1.423 million tons (-9%), transit – 475,000 tons (-50%), inland traffic – 39,300 tons. State stevedores under the Ministry of Infrastructure…

Ukraine: 80% of gasoline imports come from Belarus

Ukraine gets about 80% of its gasoline imports from the Republic of Belarus, followed by Lithuania, Poland and Mediterranean countries, consulting group A-95 Director Serhii Kuiun has stated. “The market of gasoline imports is very diversified. We have 7-8 stable destinations. The largest one is, undoubtedly, Belarus, which covers 80% of import deliveries. Other important…

Ukraine: State Treasury resumes VAT refunding

Ukraine’s State Treasury Service on February 1, resumed VAT refunding. Government resolution No. 26 approving the rules for keeping the register of applications for return of VAT dated January 25, came into effect. “On February 2, treasury agencies provided for executing applications for UAH 2.187 billion that had conclusions from the State Fiscal Service about…

Ukraine: gas consumption down in 2016

In 2016 Ukraine reduced natural gas consumption by 4.1% (by 1.366 billion cubic meters) YoY, to 32.361 billion cubic meters. According to the Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry, in particular, industry consumed 9.599 billion cubic meters (down by 15.9%), households and budget-sustained organizations used 12.457 billion cubic meters (up by 2.3%), heating companies –…

Ukraine: Energy Ministry asking IFIs to support corporate management reform at Ukrenergo

Ukraine’s Energy and Coal Industry Ministry has asked international financial institutions (IFIs) to help reform corporate management at national energy company Ukrenergo, the ministry has reported on its website. “Minister Ihor Nasalyk asked leading IFIs (EBRD, EIB, World Bank) to support changes in the Ukrainian systemic operator Ukrenergo in line with common international standards,” the…

Ukraine: Ukroboronprom boosts arms exports in 2016

Exports of arms and dual- and special-purpose products by state-run Ukroboronprom Concern in 2016 grew by 25% YoY, to $756 million. These figures were announced by Ukroboronprom Deputy Director Denys Hurak at a forum on cooperation between the defense industry and small and medium-sized businesses. The concern’s state-run enterprises concluded contracts on arms exports last…