Ukraine: Ukrzaliznytsia and KCBW to cooperate in rolling stock production and modernization

PJSC Kriukov Car Building Works (KCBW, Poltava region) and PJSC Ukrzaliznytsia intend to cooperate in production and modernization of rolling stock for Ukrainian railways as the parties have signed a corresponding memorandum. According to the press service of Ukrzaliznytsia, the document was signed by KCBW head Volodymyr Prykhodko and Ukrzaliznytsia chairman Wojciech Balczun, as well…

Ukraine: minimum alcohol prices up

Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers has approved of new increased minimum alcohol prices, in particular, the floor price of a half-liter bottle of vodka was increased from 54.90 to 69.78 UAH. “The revision was required as prices set since September 2015 have not met real expenses of producers”, Deputy Prime Minister and Economic Development and Trade…

Ukraine: electricity exports in January-October 2016

Ukraine in January-October exported electricity valued at $123.288 million, in particular $9.003 million in October. According to the State Fiscal Service, electricity delivered to Hungary amounted to $93.734 million, to Poland to $29.199 million, Moldova to $347,000, other countries to $7,000. In addition, in January-October Ukraine imported $3.006 million worth of power from Russia, and…

Ukraine: flights between Kyiv and Ljubljana to resume

Ukraine and Slovenia have agreed to resume direct flights between Kyiv and Ljubljana, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has said. “Discussing cooperation in the field of transport, we’ve agreed to resume direct flights between Kyiv and Ljubljana”, he reported after talks with Slovenian President Borut Pahor. The Ukrainian president said this would contribute to deepening cooperation…

Ukraine: logistic problems hit grain exports

Ukrainian 2016/2017 grain exports could be 7 million tons lower than originally expected due to logistical difficulties and some companies have already redirected shipments from Ukraine to other countries, traders said. Ukraine had planned to ship abroad around 41 million tons of grain in the 2016/2017 July-June season versus around 39 million tons a season…

Ukraine boasting high quality and output of wheat

This season wheat quality issues are particularly acute. An increase in feed grain supply from the Black Sea countries is a characteristic feature of the current season. The growth of milling wheat share in Ukraine will be offset by increased feed wheat production in Russia and Kazakhstan. Traditionally, Kazakhstan produces grain of highest quality compared…

Ukraine: prices keep rising on milling wheat market

Last week milling wheat prices strengthened both on export and domestic markets supported by strong demand.

Export prices of Ukrainian milling wheat with 12.5% and 11.5% protein were still equal. They increased by another $3. (UkrAgroConsult/Business World Magazine)