Ukraine: over 13 MMT of sunseed harvested

Ukrainian farmers are completing sunseed harvesting. As of November 14, they harvested 5816 thousand ha, or 98% of the intended area (5916.2 thousand ha). That was 16% more than on the same date last season (4992 thousand ha). Farmers obtained 13159 KMT of sunseed with an average yield of 2.26 MT/ha, which is an all-time…

Ukraine: Japanese investors interested in Kherson seaport

Experts of the Japan International Cooperation Agency had a meeting with the management of the Kherson commercial seaport and discussed possible cooperation, the enterprise’s chief Andriy Sokolov said. For seven years now, the company’s representatives have been looking for adequate projects in Ukraine to provide technical assistance with subsequent possible financing. Using Japanese (sovereign) loans,…

Ukraine to increase agricultural output in 2016

According to scientists of the Institute of Agrarian Economics, in 2016 the general production of agricultural goods will increase by 3.7% YoY and total 248.2 billion UAH, the Director of the National Scientific Center “Institute of Agrarian Economics” Yuri Lupenko declared. In particular, the production volumes of plant growing commodities will increase by 6.1% to…

Ukraine: 2016 losses from restrictions in trade with Russia estimated at $900 million

Ukraine’s losses from restrictions in economic cooperation with Russia are estimated at $900 million in 2016, Ukrainian Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade Natalia Mikolskaya said. “In this context, the European Commission has agreed to offer additional trade preferences to Ukraine”, she said, adding however that these funds were not enough “to cover even…

Ukraine: winter grains not emerged on 16% of area

Market participants are closely watching winter crop condition is Ukraine. Late planting, a substantial temperature drop in November preceded by drought have added to the risk of crop loss while wintering. The first forecasts have appeared, suggesting that over 15% of winter crops will be reseeded in spring. This is a rather pessimistic scenario, as…

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Ukraine: seaports grain exports halved in the second week of November 2016

On November 7-13, Ukraine exported 463.3 thousand tons of grains from the seaports, against 835.9 thousand tons on the previous week.

In particular, wheat shipments reached 101.7 thousand tons, barley – 74.3 thousand tons, and corn – 287.3 thousand tons. (APK-Inform/Business World Magazine)