Ukraine: seaports grain exports halved in early October 2016

On October 3-9, Ukraine exported 545.9 thousand tons of grains from the seaports against 1.02 million tons on the previous week.

In particular, wheat shipments reached 312 thousand tons, barley – 155.6 thousand tons, and corn – 78.3 thousand tons. (APK-Inform/Business World Magazine)

Ukraine: share of Ukrainians involved in Boeing projects has been growing for the last three years

The share of Ukrainian professionals involved in Boeing projects has increased significantly over the past three years – from 0.1% to 2%. According to the press service of the Progresstech-Ukraine engineering company, its director Andriy Fialkovsky said this at the international aviation forum Aerocongress 2016. Three years ago the share of Ukrainians involved in modeling…

Ukraine: investment boost observed

Opening of new enterprises manufacturing added-value products is a proof that Ukraine experiences growing investment levels. This was stated by Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman after opening of the company Bila Tserkva Plant of Preparation Forms. “The task of the government today is to create conditions so that such companies could appear every week…

Ukraine: long awaited rains arrive

After long term September drought rains were observed throughout the whole territory of Ukraine last week. Thus, heavy rains were seen in Lvov region (Western Ukraine) – on October 4, daily precipitation totaled 54.3 mm –a lmost a monthly norm (95%). In Kharkov region 10 days precipitation amount varied within 5-12 mm, or 38-92% of…

Ukraine: investment interest constrained by unfavorable business climate

Investment interest in Ukraine is restrained by the unfavorable business environment in the country, according to participants of the Kyiv International Economic Forum. According to Ambassador of Canada to Ukraine Roman Waschuk, Canadian investors are interested in entering or expanding activities in Ukraine. At the same time, they are interested in certain guarantees of investment…

Ukraine: IMF welcomes economic achievements

According to the results of the second review of implementation of the IMF program by Ukraine, the fund is “impressed” by the government’s efforts to carry out reforms and renew its economy. Director of the IMF’s European Department Poul M. Thomsen said this during a press conference in Washington. “We see that (economic) policy is…

Ukraine: trade turnover with Russia not to exceed 5%

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin says that trade turnover between Ukraine and Russia will not exceed 4-5%.

“We cannot retain previous economic ties with Russia. We will never return to a large volume of trade turnover with Russia. Earlier, the trade turnover reached 37%. Now it can total 4-5%”, Klimkin said. (Ukrinform/Business World Magazine)

Ukraine: flour production continues to drop

Over the 8 months of 2016 flour production in Ukraine lowered by another 6%. In January-August Ukraine produced 1.212 MMT against 1.288 MMT over the same period of 2015. Flour production went down in all the key producing regions: Kharkov, Dniepropetrovsk, Kiev, Kherson, Odessa, etc. In contrast to the mentioned regions, production in Luhansk region…

Ukraine: 100 major grains growing agricultural companies in 2015

36,5 млрд. грн. чистой прибыли заработали в 2015 г. 100 самых прибыльных аграрных компаний, выращивающих зерновые культуры. В прошлом году в Украине собрали 59,96 млн. т зерновых и зернобобовых, что на 6,1% меньше, чем годом ранее (63,8 млн. т), из которых в хозяйствах населения было собрано 23% урожая зерна. На продовольственное зерно пришлось 45,5% валового…

Ukraine to become successful in 3-5 years

Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman believes that the capabilities of Ukraine are potentially among the best in Europe and in three or five years it will become a successful country. “I am deeply convinced that our capabilities are now among the best in Europe and possibly in the world. I believe the capabilities we…

Ukraine: gas consumption down

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said that the country’s gas consumption fell by 30%. “Now Ukraine is consuming 30% less gas thanks to the mechanisms implemented”, he told students of the Shevchenko National University. He said tariff increases in the country were linked to the fact that Ukraine had gotten rid of dependence on Russian gas.…