Ukraine: 2.7 million tons of grains exported

Since the beginning of 2016/2017 MY, Ukraine exported 2.7 million tons of grains, the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine declared on August 5. In particular, wheat exports totaled 945 thousand tons, corn – 438 thousand tons, and barley – 1.3 million tons. Ukraine supplied 10 thousand tons of wheat flour on foreign…

Ukraine: seaports grain cargoes shipments up in H1 2016

In January-July the Ukrainian seaports processed 19.451 million tons of grain cargoes (including 19.045 million tons of grains), up by 5.4% YoY, the State Enterprise Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority declared. In particular, state stevedoring companies processed 1.283 million tons of grains at the berths of Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority (down by 34.2% YoY), private stevedoring…

Ukraine: buckwheat prices to go down

In 2016/2017 MY, Ukraine will increase the total supply of buckwheat on the domestic market, which will lead to lowering of the grain prices, the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine declared, with reference to the results of the monitoring of food markets. In 2016, the harvest volumes of buckwheat in Ukraine will…

Ukraine: SOCAR supplies 50% of diesel fuel

SOCAR Energy Ukraine (a subsidiary of Azerbaijan’s state oil company SOCAR in Ukraine) supplied almost 50% of diesel fuel to PJSC Ukrzaliznytsia within the agreement reached on the results of the tender, said the Ukrainian company in a message on August 8. “As of August 8, the volume of the shipped diesel fuel by SOCAR…

Ukraine: Ukroboronprom to supply 60mm caliber mortars meeting NATO standards

Public joint-stock company Plant Mayak (Kyiv), part of Ukroboronprom State Concern, is preparing for batch production of new 60mm caliber mortars “Kamerton” designed to meet NATO technical standards AQAP-2000. At the presentation of a sample Mayak Director Oleksandr Perehudov said that batch production of new Kamerton mortars was scheduled for August after finishing tests by…

Ukraine to become a gas-exporting state

Ukraine soon will be able not only to buy gas, but also to produce it for sale, according to Ukrainian Vice Prime Minister, Housing and Utilities Economy Minister Hennadiy Zubko. The minister said that “Ukraine is interested in transferring from the state that imports to the state that exports gas”. According to him, this can…

Ukraine: qualitative indices of new crop wheat up

Most operators of the Ukrainian market noted that the qualitative characteristics of new crop wheat mainly corresponded to the State Standard requirements (DSTU), and in general, were significantly higher compared with the previous season results. However, some market participants report on coming of grains with low gluten content, low natural weight, and infected with Fusarium…

Ukraine: AutoKrAZ reports stability

AutoKrAZ maintains production level achieved in the beginning of the second half year. Kremenchug Automobile Plant produced 75 vehicles in this July, the same amount as in June. Chassis cabs amount for 51% of the total output, platform trucks – for 44%, and truck tractors for 5%. 63% of vehicles have been built for sales…

Ukraine: silos modernized and moving North-West

Despite difficult economic conditions in the grain market, in recent years Ukrainian farmers have increasingly focused attention on construction or modernization of their own storage facilities. Both rich harvests of previous years and deferred demand for construction of granaries due to unstable political and economic situation in the country contributed to this intense interest. (UkrAgroConsult/Business…