Ukraine: An-188 co-production talks with Turkey advance

Turkish and Ukrainian aerospace and procurement officials made “notable progress” in negotiations for the co-production of the Antonov An-188 military cargo aircraft, an advanced version of Ukraine’s An-178, Turkish officials said. “This is a complex program for which both sides are keen,” said one Turkish aerospace official. “We are positively discussing several aspects of an…

Ukraine: Ukrzaliznytsia raises UAH 3.5 billion from tariff indexation directed to investments

PJSC Ukrzaliznytsia has invested into the development of the company almost UAH 3.5 billion raised this year from the indexation of tariffs for freight, Acting Head of the Board of Ukrzaliznytsia Yevhen Kravtsov stated at a meeting with representatives of shipping companies, the press service of Ukrzaliznytsia reports. “Ukrzaliznytsia, as promised, fulfills its obligations to…

Ukraine: Renault to open plant

Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman has met with the managers of the French automaker Renault and discussed the prospects for production location in Ukraine. “I have met with the managers of the leading automaker, the French company Renault. We discussed the possibility of locating the Renault production in Ukraine. This would help create additional jobs…

Ukraine: honey exports down in H1 2018

In the first half of 2018, Ukrainian honey exports decreased by 43% YoY. “They totaled almost 17,000 tons worth $37 million,” Ann Burka, consultant at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), posted on her Facebook page. According to FAO’s data for last year, Ukraine became one of the world’s three leading…

Ukraine: train of four capitals to be launched from Kyiv in late September 2018

Riga-Vilnius-Minsk-Kyiv train will be launched from the Ukrainian capital on September 28, Infrastructure Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Omelyan said at a briefing upon the plenary session of the Intergovernmental Ukrainian-Lithuanian Commission on Trade-Economic and Scientific-Technical Cooperation, which was held in Lviv on July 17, the press service of the Infrastructure Ministry reports. “Last year’s agenda,…

Ukraine: foreign trade deficit growing

The deficit of Ukraine’s foreign trade in goods in January-May amounted to $2,054.9 million, up by 44.4% YoY. This data was provided by the State Statistics Service of Ukraine. In January-May Ukraine’s total imports of goods made up $21,515.0 million, or 115.3% compared to January-May 2017. Ukraine’s total exports of goods over the reporting period…

Ukraine: sugar exports up in June 2018

Ukraine exported 67,600 tons of sugar in June of the current marketing year (2017-2018 MY, September through August), up by 25% MoM, the National Association of Sugar Producers, Ukrtsukor, has reported. “Large batches of sugar in June were shipped to Uzbekistan (51%) and Libya (35%), while smaller batches were exported to Azerbaijan (5%), Armenia and…