Ukraine: rice imports down in 2016

Rice imports to Ukraine continued shrinking this season. Ukraine imported 14 KMT of rice from July till November 2016/2017, down by 35% YoY. India continues to be Ukraine’s traditional rice supplier, though with noticeably reduced shipments. 5.5 KMT of Indian rice was imported to Ukraine in the period under review against 7.9 KMT in July-November…

Ukraine: 4 international companies supplying gas

Four international companies are supplying imported gas to Ukraine to sell it to local consumers, Commercial Director of the national joint-stock company Naftogaz Ukrainy Yuriy Vitrenko reported. “These are Hungarian, Swiss, German and French companies,” he said. Vitrenko said that in January these and other importers of natural gas to Ukraine imported less gas than…

Ukraine: Kernel Holding S.A. rated preliminary ‘B’

S&P Global Ratings assigned its preliminary ‘B’ long-term corporate credit rating to Kernel Holding S.A. (Kernel), a Ukraine-based producer and exporter of sunflower oil and grains. The outlook is stable, S&P said in a press release. S&P assigned its preliminary ‘B’ ratings to Kernel and its proposed U.S. dollar-denominated eurobond. Final ratings will depend on…

Ukraine: money stock up in December 2016

Money supply in Ukraine in December 2016 increased by 5.4%, to UAH 1.102 trillion, according to preliminary monetary statistics data, posted on the website of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU). In addition, the amount of cash last month grew by UAH 25.7 billion (8.9%), to UAH 315.175 billion. The annual rise was 11.5%. According…

Ukraine: car production down in 2016

Production of passenger cars in Ukraine in 2016, according to preliminary data from the Ukrautoprom association, decreased by 23.2% YoY, to 4,340 units. The result of the year in the passenger segment was formed by two manufacturers: PJSC Eurocar and Zaporizhia Automobile Building Plant (ZAZ). At the same time, Eurocar increased production of Skoda cars…

Ukraine: grain harvest in 2016 breaks record

Grain harvest in Ukraine 2016 has broken a record being 66 million tons (in standard weight), up by 5.9 million tons YoY. Ukraine’s Agricultural Policy and Food Ministry reported that in 2016 grain yield records were hit: wheat – 42.1 hundredweights per ha, rye – 27.3 hundredweights per ha, corn – 66 hundredweights per ha…

Ukraine: owners of PC Bank seek to liquidate it

PC Bank (People’s Capital Bank, Kyiv) with largest shareholders as of early December 2016 Russian citizen Valery Makarenko (14.24%), Svitlana Ostapenko (9.84%), Ruslan Parkhomenko (9.68%), Oleksiy Yaroshenko (9.07%), Oleksandr Voroniak (8.6%) and Oleh Lutsky (8.07%) could be liquidated under an initiative of its owners. The issue was put on the agenda of an extraordinary general…

Ukraine: Engie starts gas supplies

French-based Engie (formerly GDF Suez SA) from January 1, started natural gas imports to Ukraine, supplying 3.9 million cubic meters to the Ukrainian gas transportation system (GTS) in the first days of the month, the public relations department of PJSC Ukrtransgaz has said. “According to the report of Engie, the daily volume of gas supplies…