Ukraine: 7.7 million tons of coal imported in H1 2016

In January-June Ukraine imported coal and anthracite (foreign activity code 2701) valued at $678.2 million, in particular $102.09 million in June. According to the State Fiscal Service, the Russian Federation delivered coal worth $446.26 million, the United States – $95.93 million, Australia – $43.28 million, other countries – $92.72 million. The total volume of coal…

Ukraine: winter and spring crops condition

Early in July hot weather conditions persisted in Ukraine with local rains and lightning. Along with this, in the dry regions soil moisture stocks decreased considerably, which can lead to higher number of shriveled grain. High temperatures contributed to the intensive growth of grain crops and speeded up the stages of their development Winter wheat…

Ukraine: barley prices down in July 2016

Ukrainian barley prices decreased. By the end of last week export prices for new crop barley had fallen by $4-5.

Domestic prices declined by 150-250 UAH last week. By July 11 farmers had gathered barley from 35% of the intended area. An average productivity is almost 11% higher than last year. (UkrAgroConsult/Business World Magazine)

 

Ukraine: UIA advocates liberalization of aviation market with eastern countries

Ukraine International Airlines (UIA, Kyiv), the largest Ukrainian airlines, believes that the aviation market with eastern countries should be liberalized, UIA President Yuriy Miroshnikov said. “The European market is liberalized enough. Dear managers of the sector, use your liberalization efforts in the East. There are examples of liberal approach, such as Georgia, Kazakhstan, and tough…

Ukraine: Antonov seeking to expand partners’ circle under imports replacement program at Farnborough 2016

Antonov State Enterprise (Kyiv), a leading Ukrainian designer and manufacturer of aircraft, seeks to expand the circle of partners under the imports replacement program during its participation in Farnborough International Airshow Trade 2016 to be held on July 11 through July 17, near London, the press service of the enterprise has said. “The main purpose…

Ukraine: Danube Declaration on inland waterways development signed

According to the Ministry of Infrastructure, Ukraine has signed the Danube Declaration on inland waterway development. The Danube Declaration was adopted on June 7, 2012 in Luxembourg at Ministerial Meeting on the Danube affairs. Transport ministers and heads of delegations from Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Germany, Hungary, Moldova, Romania and Slovakia adopted the Declaration. Countries-signatories of…

Ukraine: palm oil imports up in May 2016

In May Ukraine imported 11.8 KMT of palm oil against 7.7 KMT in May 2015. Slight reduction in this product imports was observed for the second consecutive month. In April Ukraine imported 14 KMT, and in March – 15.8 KMT. This reduction didn’t have a great impact on the season’s results. During the first nine…

Ukraine: barley exports down in May 2016

In May Ukraine exported 111.9 KMT of barley compared with 111.15 KMT in May 2015. During July-May of season 2015/16 Ukraine exported 4308.6 KMT of barley, down by 3% YoY (4440.2 KMT). Market operators estimate that additional 50 KMT of barley were exported in June, while in June 2015 barley exports totaled only 3.12 KMT.…

Ukraine: Naftogaz unbundling plan adopted

On July 1, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine (the CMU) approved of a comprehensive plan for restructuring of national joint stock company “Naftogaz of Ukraine” in line with the new law “On the natural gas market” adopted by the Parliament on April 9, 2015. Naftogaz’s unbundling has been a key aspect of the Ukrainian…

Ukraine: oil crops conditions are good

Hot weather and irregular rains accompanied by hail and thunderstorms in some regions were observed during last ten days of June. In some districts of the southern and central regions, where rains were the most intense, the daily maximum precipitation amount was sometimes higher than two-week norm. The average daily air temperature was 20-28 C…

Ukraine: agreements to complete two reactors of Khmelnitsky NPP reached

Ukraine’s program to stop importing gas envisages the increase in electricity generation, thanks to completion of two reactors of Khmelnitsky nuclear power plant (NPP) and construction of hydroelectric power plants (HPP), Ukrainian Energy and Coal Industry Minister Ihor Nasalyk said. “Agreements to complete two reactors of Khmelnitsky NPP have been reached. In addition, last week…