Ukraine: wheat exports still 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 2015/2016). Thailand became the key importer of Ukrainian wheat with purchases…

Ukraine: agricultural associations sign memorandum of cooperation with Brazil

The Ukrainian Agribusiness Club (UCAB) and the Brazilian Rural Society (Sociedade Rural Brasileira, SRB) have signed a memorandum of cooperation during the VII International Conference ‘Large Farm Management’. “Ukraine and Brazil are very similar countries in terms of a starting point in agriculture development. Prior to becoming a strong agricultural country, Brazil had the same…

Ukraine: oilseed crusher number growing

Another vegoil extracting plant has been opened in Ukraine. In Lvov region on the basis of D-Mix ltd a new plant on oilseed crushing was launched.

Planned crushing volume is 50 KMT of oilseeds and the expected turnover is 550 million UAH a year. (UkrAgroConsult/Business World Magazine)

Ukraine: 40% of sunflower harvested

Ukrainian farmers continue harvesting sunflower. As of September 19, 2362.2 thousand ha or 40% of the intended area had been threshed (5905 thousand ha), down by 8% YoY (2183 thousand ha). 4963.1 KMT of sunseed had been obtained with the average yield of 2.1 MT/ha. Last year on the same date 4374 KMT had been…

Ukraine: Silk Road development discussed with Kazakhstan

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin has discussed with his Kazakh counterpart Erlan Idrissov prospects for development of transport connection between the two countries, the Ukrainian foreign ministry’s press service reports. “The ministers stressed that one of the top priority tasks for the further development of the Ukrainian-Kazakh cooperation was an increase in transport capacity, in…

Ukraine: sugar exports up in 2015/2016

The national association of sugar producers Ukrtsukor has assessed sugar exports from Ukraine for 2015/2016 agricultural year (September-August) at 113,000 tons, up by 3% YoY. According to the association, in money terms sugar exports in 2015/2016 agri-year totaled $52.6 million, not taking into account white sugar made from imported cane raw sugar on a tolling…

Ukraine to expand agricultural exports to Palestine

Ukraine is ready to expand a range of agricultural products exported to Palestine and increase the volume of such deliveries, Ukrainian Agrarian Policy and Food Minister Taras Kutovyi has stated at a meeting with Palestinian Agriculture Minister Soufian Sultan, the press service of the Ukrainian Agrarian Policy and Food Ministry reports. “Ukraine is ready to…

Ukraine: 40.5 MMT of grain harvested

As of September 19, grains and pulses had been harvested from 10329 thousand ha (72% of the intended area) compared with 10832 thousand ha as of September 21, 2015. Farmers obtained 40.537 MMT with the average yields at 3.92 MT/ha (on the same date in 2015 – 39.295 MMT with the average productivity of 3.63…

Ukraine to launch ferry services with Greece

The first technical expert meeting related to developing relations between Ukraine and the Hellenic Republic in the marine industry has been held in Athens, where the parties defined the specific areas of cooperation, the Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority (USPA) reports. “On September 13-14, the meeting was held in the Greek Shipping and Island Policy Ministry…

Ukraine: NBU supports development of financial technology

The National Bank of Ukraine is interested in further development of high-tech financial market in Ukraine, as it will positively influence the implementation of Cashless Economy project. That was reported by Serhii Shatskyi, Director of Payment Systems and Innovative Development Department. “NBU is committed to assist the Ukrainian payment market to become mainly cashless; for…

Ukraine: flaxseed exports up in 2015-2016

According to the official statistics figures, in 2015/2016 MY (September-August) Ukraine exported nearly 42 thousand tons of flaxseed, up by 65% YoY (25.4 thousand tons), which became the maximum index for nine recent seasons. In 2015/2016 MY, Vietnam (51%), Egypt (13%) and Turkey (9%) became the largest importers of Ukrainian flaxseed. In 2014/2015 MY the…

Ukraine: wheat to be exported to Egypt

In the first 10 days of September agrarian market was shocked with the information that Egypt would refuse imports of Ukrainian wheat. The news had evoked such a massive outcry that not only traders and analytical agencies were provoked to react, but official bodies as well. The news that Russia and Ukraine were enrolled on…

Ukraine: farmers have no money for sowing

Winter crops sowing has begun in Ukraine. Agricultural enterprises plan to seed winter crops on 8098 thousand ha, including 7374 thousand ha with grain crops. Thus, sowing plans are very similar to last year’s in almost all parameters. The question, whether farmers will realize their intention, is open. UkrAgroConsult believes that one of the important…

Ukraine: seaports grain exports down in September 2016

On September 12-18, Ukraine exported 596.1 thousand tons of grains from the seaports, against 819.7 thousand tons in the previous week.

In particular, wheat shipments reached 480.8 thousand tons, barley – 104.5 thousand tons, and corn – 10.8 thousand tons. (APK-Inform/Business World Magazine)

Ukraine: winter crops sowing delayed

Productive precipitations were absent in the major part of the country. Only in Volyn, Ivano-Frankovsk and Lvov regions their quantity varied from 17% to 64% of the 10-day norm (3-16 mm), in Transcarpathia region – 159% (35 mm). As a consequence of high temperatures and lack of rains, conditions for soil moisture accumulation were close…

Ukraine: agricultural output up in January-August 2016

In January-August the production volumes of agricultural commodities in Ukraine increased by 1% YoY at the expense of rising production volumes of plant growing commodities, the State Statistics Service of Ukraine announced. In particular, the production of plant growing products grew by 1.7%, while livestock products output was down by 2.4%. According to the statistics…

Ukraine: UIA launches Lviv-Vilnius flight

On September 16, Ukraine International Airlines (UIA, Kyiv) serviced its first direct regular flight between Vilnius and Lviv. The press service of the airline reported that new flights connecting Lviv and Vilnius would be serviced twice a week using Boeing-737 and Embraer-190 planes with business and economy classes. Until October 12, UIA offers tickets from…

Ukraine: 8.5 million tons of grains exported

Since the beginning of 2016/2017 MY, Ukraine exported 8.51 million tons of grains, the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine declared. In particular, wheat exports totaled 5.1 million tons, corn – 583 thousand tons, and barley – 2.78 million tons. Also, flour exports reached 64.4 thousand tons. According to the announcement, nearly 435…

Ukraine: farmers called to export lentil to India

Indian Ambassador to Ukraine Manoj Kumar Bharti has called on Ukrainian farmers to export lentil to India. “In 2015, Canada exported 500,000 tons of lentil to India. If Canada can export lentil, why doesn’t Ukraine export it?” he said at a roundtable in the Ukrainian parliament in Kyiv. “India’s population is mainly vegetarians, and lentil…