Ukraine: exports of corn and barley to go up

Analysts of APK-Inform Agency have increased the forecast of corn exports from Ukraine in 2016/2017 MY to 17.7 million tons, up by 6% YoY.

Barley supplies to foreign markets will grow to 5 million tons (up by 13.3%). (APK-Inform/Business World Magazine)

Ukraine: Antonov to ensure full import substitution of Russian components in new aircraft

Antonov state enterprise (Kyiv) intends in 2017 to provide 100% import substitution of Russian materials and components in the new generation Antonov airplanes promoted to the market, the press service of the company said, with reference to Antonov President Oleksandr Kotsiuba. “We plan next year to complete the program of import substitution of Russian components,…

Ukraine to discuss cargo tariffs with Azerbaijan and Georgia

The management of “Ukrainian Railways” intends to discuss with colleagues from Georgia and Azerbaijan cargo tariffs through the territory of countries in the framework of the project “Silk Road”, Ukraine’s Infrastructure Minister Vladimir Omelyan said. Ukraine launched the first experimental train from Ilyichivsk on January 15, to China, which was to run through Georgia, Azerbaijan…

Ukraine: Antonov halts production due to broken ties with Russia

Ukrainian aircraft producer Antonov has suspended jet production due to halted cooperation with Russia, Andrei Khaustov, deputy director of the company’s department for advanced development, said. After relations with Russia worsened due to the conflict in Southeastern Ukraine Antonov decided to break production ties with Russian companies and switched to import substitution of components. “Now,…

Ukraine: corn yields up

As of September 7, grains and pulses had been harvested from 9885 thousand ha (69% of the intended area) compared with 10419 thousand ha on September 7, 2015. Farmers obtained 38.525 MMT with average yields at 3.9 MT/ha (on the same date in 2015 – 37.404 MMT with the average productivity of 3.59 MT/ha). Buckwheat…

Ukraine: electricity exports at $109.5 million in January-August 2016

In January-August Ukraine exported $109.49 million worth of electricity, in particular $11.122 million in August. According to the State Fiscal Service, electricity delivered to Hungary amounted to $82.897 million, $26.238 million to Poland, $347,000 to Moldova and $7,000 to other countries. In January-August Ukraine imported $2.759 million worth of power from Russia and $46,000 from…

Ukraine: Ukroboronprom prepared to transfer 3 Mi-24PU-1 modernized helicopters to army

The state-run enterprise Konotop Aircraft Repair Plant Aviakon (Sumy region), part of Ukroboronprom Concern, has modernized three attack helicopters Mi-24PU-1 for the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The helicopters are ready to be handed over to the Land Forces, the concern’s press service reported. During Mi-24PU-1 development special attention was paid to attack helicopters’ security enhancing.…

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…