Belarus: Amkodor to raise output in 2016

The Belarusian mechanical engineering company Amkodor will raise its output by 65-70% in 2016 over 2015, the press service of the enterprise quoted Amkodor’s Deputy Director General for Economy and Finance Yelena Maximova as saying. “We have shown very good results in 2016. As against 2015, the industrial output went up by 65-70%. We ensure…

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Kyrgyzstan: car registration price rises

The order “On approval of the wage scale assessment of motor vehicles, applied during the initial registration and re-registration of motor vehicles for 2017”, has come into effect, the State Registration Service reports. The registration fee will increase by 5%. State Registration Service noted that the price of registration of vehicles would only grow. This…

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Estonia: healthcare costs up

Healthcare costs have increased by 397 million euros at current prices over the 2009-2015 period, 98 million euros of which fell into 2015, according to the National Institute for Health Development’s (TAI) newly-pubished analysis “Estonian healthcare costs 2015”. In 2015 state health insurance, i.e. the Estonian Healthcare Insurance Fund (EHIF), accounted for 64.8%, household co-financing…

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Ukraine: gas imports down in 2016

In 2016 Ukraine reduced imports of natural gas by 32.7% YoY (by 5.376 billion cubic meters), to 11.078 billion cubic meters, according to PJSC Ukrtransgaz. In December 2016 gas imports amounted to 1.659 billion cubic meters, up 3.7 times YoY (444 million cubic meters). Imports from Slovakia last month amounted to 1.303 billion cubic meters,…

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Georgia: GDP up in November 2016

Georgia’s real GDP expanded by 2% in November 2016, after a 1.3% growth in October, according to the preliminary data released by the State Statistics Office. Economy grew by 2.4% in the first eleven months of 2016, according to Geostat’s preliminary data. The 2016 economic growth forecast was reduced from 3% to 2.7% as a…

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Belarus: budget for three years approved

The Council of Ministers of Belarus issued resolution No. 1094 on December 28, 2016 to enact the medium-term financial program of the central state budget for 2017-2019, the press service of the Belarusian government reported. The document stipulates a number of key economic indicators as well as social and economic development targets for the next…

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Belarus: Rosselkhoznadzor returned 360 batches of animal products

In 2016 more than 360 batches of dairy, meat and fishery products of Belarusian origin were returned at the Belarusian-Russian administrative border, the press service of the Rosselkhoznadzor reported. The products were returned for the following reasons: the documents with advance production dates of products, re-branding of meat, poor sanitary condition of vehicles and products,…

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Ukraine: EU cuts wheat imports

The European Union, which ranked second in Ukraine’s wheat export structure in the 2015/2016 marketing year, imported 450 thousand tons of the Ukrainian wheat in 2016, down 3-fold YoY. According to official figures, Ukraine’s wheat exports came to 1,382.7 thousand tons in November 2016, comparable to the amount recorded for the same period last year…

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