Ukraine: sunflower seed market in 2015/2016

The 2015/2016 marketing year was quite successful for Ukraine in markets of sunflower seed and its processed products. All-time high sunseed production at 11760 KMT was the key to such a success. Favorable agro-meteorological conditions allowed obtaining the best result on close to record planted area, owing to minimal losses and high productivity. High sunflower…

Ukraine: imports of rye from Belarus resumed

According to the official statistics figures, in September Ukraine imported 4.5 thousand tons of rye, including 90% of the grain of Belarusian origin. In March-July Ukraine purchased Belarusian rye at rather large-scale cargo lots (2.2-5.3 thousand tons per month), but in July-August the country bought small-scale shipments of rye from the EU (379 tons only).…

Ukraine: biggest drug producer to build plant in Azerbaijan

Ukraine’s biggest pharmaceutical company Indar plans to build a medicine plant in Azerbaijan, Ukrainian Ambassador to Azerbaijan Alexander Mishchenko said.

He made the remarks on October 20,during a tourism forum in Baku.

Mishchenko noted that the company was in negotiations in Azerbaijan and the share in the enterprise would be divided 50-50. (Trend/Business World Magazine)

Ukraine: Pivdenne Design Bureau developing new anti-aircraft complex

Ukraine’s Pivdenne (Yuzhnoye) Design Bureau is stepping up the international military and technical cooperation and together with a foreign partner is developing a new short-range anti-aircraft artillery complex in the interests of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The new weapons are intended to replace Soviet anti-aircraft systems such as ZSU-23-4 Shilka self-propelled radar guided anti-aircraft…

Ukraine: investments in economy up

Investments in the Ukrainian economy have grown by $2.5 billion in contrast to last year, Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman has stated at a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine. “Investment raising has increased by $2.5 billion, which is 19% higher in contrast to last year. The investment process should be sped up,…

Ukraine: former Polish transport minister Nowak appointed Ukravtodor acting head

Ex-Minister of Transport of Poland Slawomir Nowak has been appointed new acting head of the State Automobile Roads Agency of Ukraine (Ukravtodor). “We believe that managing Ukravtodor requires significant expertise, including international. Our position is that high-quality roads, highways that will connect us with Europe should be built in Ukraine, so the professional level of…

Ukraine to ship sunflower meal to China

According to Ukrainian ministry of agrarian policy a lot of work is being done on strengthening of trade relationships with China. Currently it is planned to enlarge the list of agro commodities exported to China and to open Chinese market for Ukrainian berries and sunflower meal. It should be noted, that trade volumes in oilseed…

Ukraine: selling prices of agricultural products up in January-September 2016

In January-September in Ukraine the average selling prices of agricultural enterprises for agricultural products increased by 8.6% YoY, the press-service of the State Statistics Service of Ukraine declared. In particular, in the reporting period the average prices for plant growing commodities grew by 20.6%, and the prices for livestock commodities dropped by 0.5%. In September…

Ukraine: Gazprom raises gas transit request

Russian gas giant Gazprom has increased its transit request through Ukraine to 277 million cubic meters daily, Maxim Belyavsky, spokesman for gas pipeline system operator Ukrtransgaz, said in a Facebook post. “A daily order for transit of 277 million cubic meters has arrived from Gazprom today. As far as I remember, this is the highest…