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…

Ukraine: hot weather dries oilseeds

Last week weather conditions were hot with minor local precipitations. Sunflower plants continue to undergo flowering stage and in some regions – the first stage of maturation. Head diameter is 15-19 cm, plants height – 141-217 cm. Late sown varieties are at the beginning of head formation – flowering stage. Sunflower conditions are mostly good…

Ukraine: throughput of seaports down in January-July 2016

In January-July seaports of Ukraine handled 74,060,000 tons of cargo (down by 9.8% YoY), says the press center of Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority. Transshipment of export cargo totaled 59,190,000 tons (-1.4%), imports – 9,282,000 tons (-10.1%), transit – 6,285,000 tons (-42.38%), inland traffic – 2,303,000 tons (-40.4%). Container throughput in seaports of Ukraine totaled 336,892…