Ukraine: grain quality improvement determined by new information environment

Ukrainian grain business pays more and more attention to the latest information technologies and their role in competitiveness improvement on the global market. Information on grain quality, reputation of supplier/country of origin becomes the main factor of competitiveness and securing a foothold in markets. The new approach to market data interpretation will provide the expansion…

Ukraine: grain infrastructure in need of developing

At the beginning of the new 2016/2017 season Ukrainian grain market faced an unusually high demand for railroad transportation. Due to falling competitiveness of road transport for grain exports, an increased load on railway network revealed problems in grain infrastructure. This once again proves the need for further development and modernization of transport and logistics…

Ukraine: peas harvests up

Peas harvesting is nearly over in Ukraine. This year in Ukraine peas acreage exceeded last year’s area by 33% and reached five-year high. And not only favorable weather during sowing contributed to this. In 2015 peas appeared to be one of the most profitable agri crops among grains and pulses, as well as more attractive…

Ukraine: corn oil output down

Despite the systematic increase in corn production volumes in Ukraine, the tendency of corn oil production mainly showed downward dynamics. According to the statistics figures, in 2015 Ukraine produced 7.97 thousand tons of the commodity, down by 35% compared with the index in 2011 (12.26 thousand tons). It should be noted that the reporting market…

Ukraine: sunflower planted area underestimated

The State Statistics Committee of Ukraine greatly surprised or even shocked the market by publishing the final data on oilseeds planted area, particularly that of sunflower – 5.9 million ha. It’s not that the market hasn’t expected such a large sunflower acreage in 2016, but on the contrary. Back in December 2015 UkrAgroConsult estimated that…

Ukraine: gas transit up in August 2016

The scheduled repair of Nord Stream for the period from August 9 through August 17 has resulted in a rise in Russian gas transit across the Ukrainian gas transport system to Europe by 20%, spokesman of public joint-stock company Ukrtransgaz Maksym Beliavsky has said. “Due to repair of Nord Stream gas pumping by Ukraine to…

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…