Ukraine: long awaited rains arrive

After long term September drought rains were observed throughout the whole territory of Ukraine last week. Thus, heavy rains were seen in Lvov region (Western Ukraine) – on October 4, daily precipitation totaled 54.3 mm –a lmost a monthly norm (95%). In Kharkov region 10 days precipitation amount varied within 5-12 mm, or 38-92% of…

Ukraine: investment interest constrained by unfavorable business climate

Investment interest in Ukraine is restrained by the unfavorable business environment in the country, according to participants of the Kyiv International Economic Forum. According to Ambassador of Canada to Ukraine Roman Waschuk, Canadian investors are interested in entering or expanding activities in Ukraine. At the same time, they are interested in certain guarantees of investment…

Ukraine: IMF welcomes economic achievements

According to the results of the second review of implementation of the IMF program by Ukraine, the fund is “impressed” by the government’s efforts to carry out reforms and renew its economy. Director of the IMF’s European Department Poul M. Thomsen said this during a press conference in Washington. “We see that (economic) policy is…

Ukraine: trade turnover with Russia not to exceed 5%

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin says that trade turnover between Ukraine and Russia will not exceed 4-5%.

“We cannot retain previous economic ties with Russia. We will never return to a large volume of trade turnover with Russia. Earlier, the trade turnover reached 37%. Now it can total 4-5%”, Klimkin said. (Ukrinform/Business World Magazine)

Ukraine: flour production continues to drop

Over the 8 months of 2016 flour production in Ukraine lowered by another 6%. In January-August Ukraine produced 1.212 MMT against 1.288 MMT over the same period of 2015. Flour production went down in all the key producing regions: Kharkov, Dniepropetrovsk, Kiev, Kherson, Odessa, etc. In contrast to the mentioned regions, production in Luhansk region…

Ukraine: 100 major grains growing agricultural companies in 2015

36,5 млрд. грн. чистой прибыли заработали в 2015 г. 100 самых прибыльных аграрных компаний, выращивающих зерновые культуры. В прошлом году в Украине собрали 59,96 млн. т зерновых и зернобобовых, что на 6,1% меньше, чем годом ранее (63,8 млн. т), из которых в хозяйствах населения было собрано 23% урожая зерна. На продовольственное зерно пришлось 45,5% валового…

Ukraine to become successful in 3-5 years

Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman believes that the capabilities of Ukraine are potentially among the best in Europe and in three or five years it will become a successful country. “I am deeply convinced that our capabilities are now among the best in Europe and possibly in the world. I believe the capabilities we…

Ukraine: gas consumption down

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said that the country’s gas consumption fell by 30%. “Now Ukraine is consuming 30% less gas thanks to the mechanisms implemented”, he told students of the Shevchenko National University. He said tariff increases in the country were linked to the fact that Ukraine had gotten rid of dependence on Russian gas.…

Ukraine: barley exports reach high records

In August Ukrainian barley exports grew by 17% YoY and equaled 1924 KMT against 1019.5 KMT. During the first two months of 2016/2017 (July-August) Ukrainian exporters shipped 2204 KMT of barley, which is an absolute record for the period. Traditionally in August Saudi Arabia lowered its purchases, importing 371 KMT against 523 KMT in the…

Ukraine: marginality of bread production minimal

Regulation of prices for bread in Ukraine leads to the minimum marginality of bakeries work, the General Director and Chairman of the Board at the association Ukrhlibprom Alexander Vasilchenko declared. He informed that the ratio of prices for flour and bread in Ukraine totals 0.3 EUR/kg and 0.35 EUR/kg respectively, whereas in Poland the flour…

Ukraine: cement output up in August 2016

The State Statistics Service of Ukraine reports that production of cement in August increased by 15.5% YoY and now is 1’03 million tons (excluding Crimea, city of Sevastopol, part of Donetsk and Lugansk regions). Moreover, the monthly amount of production in August is the record-breaking since September 2013. If compared to July the output went…

Ukraine: 11.7 million tons of coal imported

In January-September Ukraine imported coal and anthracite valued at $1.039 billion, in particular $133.663 million in September. According to the State Fiscal Service, Russia supplied coal for $674.18 million, the United States for $147.293 million, Australia for $69.103 million, other countries for $148.234 million. The total volume of coal delivered to the country for the…