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…

Ukraine: new ASF cases recorded

Ukraine’s State Service for Food Safety and Consumer Rights Protection in the past several days received confirmation of African swine fever (ASF) diagnosed during the examination of the selected samples of biological material of pigs that died in Mykolaiv, Luhansk, Kirovohrad and Odessa regions. The press service reported that 56 pigs died in Chapayev LLC…

Ukraine: sugar production up in 2016/2017

Sugar production in Ukraine in 2016/2017 agricultural year (September-August) increased by 40.5% YoY, to 2.008 million tons, the national sugar producers association Ukrtsukor has said. According to the report, 42 sugar refineries refined 13.66 million tons of sugar beets. The association said that the year was favorable for Ukrainian sugar producers. Due to bad harvest…

Ukraine: gas pumping down

Gas pumping from Ukraine’s underground gas storage facilities this heating season is 3.27 billion cubic meters, down by 19% YoY (4.07 billion cubic meters), the press service of Naftogaz Ukrainy has reported. “Gas pumping from underground gas storage facilities this winter is 19% less than last winter (and 45% less than in 2014/2015 season). This…

Ukraine: throughput of seaports down in 2016

In January-December 2016 seaports of Ukraine handled 131.998 million tons of cargo (-8.9%), says press center of Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority. Transshipment of export cargo totaled 100.395 million tons (- 3.3%), imports – 16.013 million tons (- 10.8%), transit – 10.370 million tons (-34.8%), inland traffic – 5.220 million tons (- 23.7%). State stevedores under…

Ukraine: gas stocks down

Gas stocks in Ukraine’s underground storage facilities have declined by 22.2% or 3.272 billion cubic meters to 11.460 billion cubic meters since October 13, 2016 when the current heating season began, through January 8. Ukraine withdrew 86.33 million cubic meters from underground storage on January 8, and a total of 533.38 million cubic meters in…