Ukraine: sugar production up in 2016/2017

Sugar production in Ukraine in 2016/2017 agricultural year (September-August) increased by 40.5% YoY, to 2.008 million tons, the national sugar producers association Ukrtsukor has said. According to the report, 42 sugar refineries refined 13.66 million tons of sugar beets. The association said that the year was favorable for Ukrainian sugar producers. Due to bad harvest…

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Ukraine: gas pumping down

Gas pumping from Ukraine’s underground gas storage facilities this heating season is 3.27 billion cubic meters, down by 19% YoY (4.07 billion cubic meters), the press service of Naftogaz Ukrainy has reported. “Gas pumping from underground gas storage facilities this winter is 19% less than last winter (and 45% less than in 2014/2015 season). This…

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Ukraine: NABU investigating into some banks removing refinancing funds abroad

The National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) is investigating into crimes committed by some banks that removed refinancing loans abroad, NABU Director Artem Sytnyk has said. “We have a criminal case concerning some banks that removed the refinancing funds abroad, including via Austrian banks and eventually to offshore companies”, he said. He did not disclose…

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Ukraine: throughput of seaports down in 2016

In January-December 2016 seaports of Ukraine handled 131.998 million tons of cargo (-8.9%), says press center of Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority. Transshipment of export cargo totaled 100.395 million tons (- 3.3%), imports – 16.013 million tons (- 10.8%), transit – 10.370 million tons (-34.8%), inland traffic – 5.220 million tons (- 23.7%). State stevedores under…

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