Ukraine: further ASF outbreaks reported

A new outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) has been reported on a Ukrainian backyard pig farm in Stavrove, Odessa, close to Moldova.

Of the nine pigs on the farm, eight cases were confirmed. All nine pigs died as a result, to prevent the spread of the disease. (ThePigSite/Business World Magazine)

Ukraine: Belorusneft starts hydraulic fracturing operations for Ukrgazvydobuvannia

Belorusneft specialists have started performing hydraulic fracturing operations under the contract with Ukrgazvydobuvannia, a statement on the website of the oil company reads. “In accordance with the contracts, the specialists will conduct 50 hydraulic fracturing operations in Poltava region. This is the first large-scale oil service project in Ukraine for the Belarusian oil company”, the…

Ukraine to conclude revised Agreement on Mutual Promotion and Protection of Investments with Turkey

The government of Ukraine plans to conclude a revised Agreement on Mutual Promotion and Protection of Investments with the government of Turkey, the Economic Development and Trade Ministry of Ukraine reports. “We’ve agreed with the Turkish side on the main provisions of the draft agreement, which foresees the most-favored procedure for investors of both countries…

Ukraine: seaports grain exports up in late November 2016

On November 26 – December 2, Ukraine exported 922.5 thousand tons of grains from the seaports, against 836.3 thousand tons on the previous week.

In particular, wheat shipments reached 403.9 thousand tons, corn – 456.4 thousand tons, and barley – 62.2 thousand tons. (APK-Inform/Business World Magazine)

Ukraine: gas stocks down in December 2016

Natural gas stocks in Ukraine’s underground storage facilities since the beginning of the 2016/2017 heating season started on October 13 and as of December 3, narrowed by 1.324 million cubic meters, or by 9%, to 13.408 billion cubic meters. According to public joint-stock company Ukrtransgaz, on December 3, Ukraine pumped 55.64 million cubic meters from…

Ukraine: ADM modernizes oil-extraction plant in Odessa region

ADM company has completed modernization of an oil-extraction plant located in Chernomorsk (Odessa region), the press-service of the company reported. ADM almost doubled the processing capacities for sunflower seed and launched the line for rapeseed processing. According to the announcement, the upgraded capacities will allow more efficiently operating in Eastern Europe, and meet all foodstuff…

Ukraine: 18.4 million tons of grains exported

Since the beginning of 2016/2017 MY, Ukraine exported 18.4 million tons of grains, the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine declared, referring to the State Fiscal Service. In particular, wheat exports totaled 10.1 million tons, corn – 4.5 million tons, and barley – nearly 4 million tons. Also, flour export volumes reached 134.2…

Ukraine: rapeseed exports to shrink

Ukraine exported 137.1 KMT of rapeseed in October against 322.7 KMT in September and 167 KMT in October 2015. In total 693.6 KMT of rapeseed was supplied to foreign markets in July-October 2016/2017, i. e. down by 502.1 KMT (42%) YoY (1195.7 KMT). Roughly 80% of 2016/2017 export rapeseed availabilities (880 KMT) were shipped abroad…

Ukraine: effect of additional trade preferences for product exports to the EU to reach $100-150 million

The effect for Ukraine from additional trade preferences, the draft regulation of was presented in September, in terms of product exports to the European Union will reach nearly $100-150 million, the Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine – Trade Representative of Ukraine Nataliya Mykolska declared. According to her, it is not the…

Ukraine: Poroshenko signs law on lifting administrative barriers to export of services

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed the law on amendments to certain legislative acts of Ukraine on elimination of administrative barriers to exports of services, adopted by the Verkhovna Rada on November 3. According to the official website of the president, the document will minimize administrative barriers when signing international contracts, as well as accounting…