Ukraine: government seeks to sell Artyomsol, Ukrspyrt and Bilshovyk R&D companies in 2017

Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers has expanded the list of facilities to be put up for sale in 2016-2017 after they have been removed by the Verkhovna Rada from the list of companies ineligible for privatization. The list includes Artyomsol, Ukrspyrt state-run enterprises, Bilshovyk research and development (R&D) enterprise and Lviv state-run jewelry factory. The amendments…

Ukraine: Ukroboronprom presenting defense potential at MSPO 2016 exhibition

The Ukroboronprom State Concern is presenting the potential of the Ukrainian defense and industrial complex at the 24th International Defence Industry Exhibition MSPO 2016 in Kielce (Poland) on September 6 through September 9. The concern’s press service reported that 14 Ukroboronprom’s enterprises were presented in Kielce thus showing the potential of the Ukrainian defense and…

Ukraine: over 7 million tons of grains exported

Since the beginning of 2016/2017 MY, Ukraine exported 7.213 million tons of grains, the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine declared. In particular, wheat exports totaled 4.203 million tons, corn – 575 thousand tons, barley – 2.408 million tons, and other grains – 27 thousand tons. Ukraine supplied nearly 60.2 thousand tons of…

Ukraine: Antonov to start practical cooperation with China on An-225 program by yearend

Antonov state enterprise (Kyiv) plans to start practical cooperation with China on the completion of modernized An-225 Mriya aircraft with a carrying capacity of 250 tons under the Aerospace Industry Corporation of China (AICC), however, the concern emphasizes the timing depends on the Chinese side. Deputy chief designer of Antonov state enterprise Hennadiy Habruk said…

Ukraine: rapeseed harvest to decrease

According to preliminary estimations of the Association Ukroliyaprom, in 2016 rapeseed production in Ukraine will total 1.1 million tons, against 1.6 million tons last year, the press-service of the Association declared. According to the announcement, last marketing year 10 oilseed plants processed rapeseed raw materials. In 2015/2016 MY Ukraine processed 300 thousand tons of rapeseed…

Ukraine: seaports grain exports up in early September 2016

On August 29 – September 4, Ukraine exported 661.4 thousand tons of grains from the seaports, against 552.7 thousand tons on the previous week.

In particular, wheat shipments reached 480.9 thousand tons, corn – 14.2 thousand tons, and barley – 166.3 thousand tons. (APK-Inform/Business World Magazine)

Ukraine: corn condition in early September 2016

Last week weather conditions were favorable for ripening and harvesting of late spring crops. Cornfield research in Dniepropetrovsk region showed that corn varieties of ultra-early, early-optimal and late sowing terms were 250-271 cm, 257-282 cm and 242-270 cm high, respectively. In the corn plants of all sowing terms grain in the head reached the stage…

Ukraine: 38.35 MMT of grains harvested

As of September 1, grains and pulses have been harvested from 9832 thousand ha (69% of the intended area) compared with 10343 thousand ha as of September 1, 2015. Farmers obtained 38.353 MMT with average yields at 3.9 MT/ha (on the same date in 2015 – 37.106 MMT with average productivity at 3.59 MT/ha). Buckwheat…

Ukraine: traders exporting grain at loss

Traders are not glad with prices in the new season. World grain production continues to set new records, and puts pressure on prices. CBOT wheat futures fell to a ten-year low affecting the Black Sea export prices. Compared with early September 2015, grain prices lost no less than $10/MT. Given that Ukraine exports more than…

Ukraine: barley exports up in July 2016

According to official statistics, in July Ukrainian barley exports rose by 19% YoY. In July Ukraine exported about 1011.6 KMT against 848 KMT in July 2015. More than half of the exported barley was shipped to Saudi Arabia. Large share of barley was exported to Libya (148.3 KMT) and China (90.2 KMT). Peculiar in the…

Ukraine: Ministry of Economy to recruit CEOs for Boryspil airport, Elektrovazhmash, Ukrkhimtransamiak and Mariupol seaport

The Ministry of Economic Development and Trade (MEDT) of Ukraine opens competitive selection for CEO positions at state-owned companies Ukrkhimtransamiak (operator of ammonia pipeline), Elektrovazhmash (electric machinery producer), Mariupol Commercial Seaport and Boryspil International Airport. The ministry has invited reputable recruiting agencies to help find top-class managers with an impeccable reputation and successful track record…

Ukraine: gas production up in January-August 2016

Natural gas production in Ukraine in January through August grew by 1.6%, or 211.4 million cubic metersYoY, to 13.379 billion cubic meters. Gas production in August alone was 1.684 bcm, up by 0.1% YoY (1.682 bcm), PJSC Ukrtransgaz reported. In particular, PJSC Ukrgazvydobuvannia produced 1.212 bcm of gas, PJSC Ukrnafta’s output was 107.8 mcm, and…

Ukraine: wheat stocks down

According to Ukrainian office of statistics, as of August 1, stocks of grains and legumes were at 23.9 MMT, down by 2.5% YoY (24.5 MMT). Wheat stocks decreased by 5%, to 16.62 MMT against 17.54 MMT as of August, 1 2015. Barley stocks dropped by 5%, to 3.958 MMT. Corn stocks are 18% lower than…

Ukraine: flour output down in July 2016

According to the official statistics figures, in July Ukraine produced 148.5 thousand tons of flour, down by 7% YoY. Ukraine dropped production volumes of all types of flour products. In particular, the production of wheat and wheat-rye flour decreased by 4% to 141.2 thousand tons, of flour from other grains – by 41% to 7.2…

Ukraine: Antonov not to reassign An-225 ‘Mriya’ intellectual property rights to China

Ukraine-China cooperation in the Antonov An-225 ‘Mriya’ heavy-lift transport aircraft project boasting a 250-ton payload rules out reassignment of intellectual property rights to China, Antonov State Company said. “The An-225 cooperation agreement between Antonov State Company and Aerospace Industry Corporation of China (AICC) is a sort of a roadmap acknowledging mutual interest in collaboration fostering…

Ukraine: linseed exports up in July 2016

In July Ukraine exported 2.5 KMT of linseed compared with 0.9 KMT in June and 0.4 KMT in July 2015. Since the beginning of season 2015/2016 (September-July) exports reached 37.6 KMT against 24.6 KMT during the same period in season 2014/2015. The current season shows the best results since marketing year 2007/2008, only lagging behind…