Ukraine: corn harvesting started

As of August 26, grains and pulses (including corn) had been harvested from 9772 thousand ha (68% of the intended area) compared with 10305 thousand ha as of August 26, 2015. Farmers obtained 38.223 MMT with average yields at 3.91 MT/ha (at the same date in 2015 – 37.027 MMT with average productivity at 3.59…

Ukraine: rapeseed output down in 2016

Rapeseed harvesting is complete in Ukraine. According to UkrAgroConsult estimates, rapeseed production is likely to be 30% lower than last year. Reduction of harvesting area due to significant winter rapeseed losses (234 thousand ha) was the main reason for production decline. Nevertheless, rapeseed average yields appeared to be higher than expected and even higher than…

Ukraine: Asian investors ready to work

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has stated that the investors from the South-East Asia are willing to invest in the Ukrainian economy. The President said this at the meeting of the National Council of Reforms. “We have not only European investors. Our talks during the visits to the South-East Asia show that today the investors are…

Ukraine: sale of Turboatom, Electrotyazhmash, State Food and Grain Corporation in 2017 approved

The government’s committee for economic, financial and legal policy has approved of a list of enterprises to be privatized in 2016-2017, among them are Turboatom, Electrotyazhmash, the United Mining and Chemical Company, the State Food and Grain Corporation, and a state stake in Zaporozhye Titanium and Magnesium Combine LLC. A respective draft resolution was approved…

Ukraine: spirits output down

Industrial processing of grain in Ukraine has demonstrated a downward trend over the last three years. Production of basic processed products has declined on average by 20% compared with 2013. For instance, beer production has fallen by 29%, vodka – by 43%, malt – by 19%. Only compound fodder production, which has decreased by only…

Ukraine: sunflower conditions remain good

Last week the weather was warm with lack of precipitations. Heavy rains were observed only in Kharkov, Zhitomir, Kiev and Dniepropetrovsk regions with lightning. Average daily temperature fluctuated within 18.2-29.4 C and was 1-7 C higher than the norm. Maximum air temperature in the warmest days increased in the South to + 38 C and…

Ukraine: quality of grains meeting importers requirements

Qualitative characteristics of Ukrainian grains supplied to foreign markets completely meet the international standards, the Head of the State Service on Food Safety and Consumers Protection Volodymyr Lapa said. According to him, the export trading continues developing, and Ukrainian grain products are in demand on the global market. Therefore, Ukrainian grains have the required qualitative…

Ukraine: corn conditions in Kherson region

Long-term hot and dry weather in Kherson region led to excessive accumulation of effective warmth. Evaporation from the water surface was 7-7.4 mm per day (norm 5.7 mm). As a result fast development of late spring crops was observed, which can lead to premature completion of vegetation, which can happen 1-2 weeks earlier. On the…

Ukraine: seaports grain exports down in August 2016

On August 22-28, Ukraine exported 552.7 thousand tons of grains from the seaports, against 647.7 thousand tons in the previous week.

In particular, wheat shipments reached 391.1 thousand tons, corn – 10.7 thousand tons, and barley – 150.9 thousand tons. (APK-Inform/Business World Magazine)

Ukraine: flour output down in January-July 2016

In January-July Ukrainian flour-milling enterprises produced 1.036 million tons of flour, down by 7% YoY, the State Statistics Service of Ukraine declared. At the same time, the production volumes in July totaled 149 thousand tons, up by 12.5% MoM and down by 7.2% YoY. In January-July the production volumes of crude sunflower oil in Ukraine…

Ukraine: Azovmash to ship 3,000 wagons to Iran

Public joint-stock company Azovobschemash (Mariupol, Donetsk region), the flagship company of the leader of Ukrainian heavy engineering Azovmash Group, will ship 3,000 wagons to Iran, the Ukrainian Embassy in Iran has reported. The cost of the agreement signed with the help of the embassy exceeded 100 million euro. “This is only the first agreement to…