Ukraine: Ukrzaliznytsia testing GE diesel locomotive

Public joint-stock company Ukrzaliznytsia is testing TE33€ freight diesel locomotive made by General Electric Corporation (the United States). “The General Electric’s locomotive is being tested in Ukraine. The tests will last for four months. All its capabilities will be tested”, Ukrainian Infrastructure Minister Volodymyr Omelyan said at the presentation of the locomotive in Kyiv. He…

Ukraine: wheat exports going up

In August Ukraine exported 2851.2 KMT of wheat, up by 50% YoY (1892.8 KMT). Over the first two months of the current season Ukrainian exporters shipped 34% more wheat than over the same period of last season (3575.5 KMT against 2662.4 KMT in July-August 2015/16). Thailand is still the key importer of Ukrainian wheat with…

Ukraine: Agroprodservice increases soybean crushing capacities

On September 15, Agroprodservice launched a new soybean crushing plant, which it had been building since March.

Crushing capacity is 40 KMT soybeans a year. Finished products will be soybean cake and non-refined soybean oil. Previously, company’s soybean cake production capacities equaled 1400 tons a month. (UkrAgroConsult/Business World Magazine)

Ukraine: soybean complex conquers new markets

In the 2015/2016 season Ukrainian farmers obtained all-time high soybean crop – 3927 KMT. Firstly, this result was achieved owing to acreage expansion to record 2200 thousand ha. According to UkrAgroConsult, over the past ten years Ukrainian soybean exports increased significantly, while markets were diversified. Export geography already included 33 countries. Given the persisting demand…

Ukraine: groat exports down

During five recent years, Ukraine reduced the exports of groats by nearly 15% per year in terms of fierce competition between the Russian Federation, Belarus and Kazakhstan, the Director of the Association “Millers of Ukraine”, Head of Business Projects Division of APK-Inform Agency Rodion Rybchinskiy declared. At the same time, he noted that Ukraine significantly…

Ukraine: autumn weather regime entered

Second half of September was moderately warm with air temperature close to norm. Cyclone system, which arrived to Ukraine at the beginning of last week, went through all the territory of Ukraine and changed summer regime into autumn. Intensive rains were observed all over the country early in September. In Polesye and Forest Steppe zones…

Ukraine: rains replenish soil moisture stocks

Early in September intensive rains were observed all over the Ukrainian territory. In the Kherson region abundant rains were seen with lightning in some places. Total daily precipitation quantity in the region amounted to 49 mm. Such weather conditions were favorable for accumulation of soil moisture, so moisture stocks in the plow-soil layer grew by…

Ukraine: seaports grain exports up in late September 2016

On September 19-25, Ukraine exported 648.4 thousand tons of grains from the seaports, against 596.1 thousand tons on the previous week.

In particular, wheat shipments reached 579.5 thousand tons, barley – 64.9 thousand tons, and corn – 4 thousand tons. (APK-Inform/Business World Magazine)