Ukraine: grain exports up

According to the Agriculture Ministry, Ukraine exported 18.38 MMT of grains in the season 2016/2017 by December 1, up by 5.9% YoY. In particular, the exported volumes included 10.08 MMT of wheat, up by 1.18 MMT YoY. Barley exports in the period under review totaled roughly 3.95 MMT and corn exports amounted to 4.25 MMT.…


Azerbaijan: Baku airport serves 3 million passengers in January-November 2016

The Heydar Aliyev International Airport served more than 231,000 passengers in November, up by 23% YoY, the airport’s press service said. The airport served almost 3 million passengers in January-November. Of them, 1.8 million passengers chose to fly with Azerbaijan’s national carrier, Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL). Some 500,000 passengers were transported via AZAL domestic flights to…


Asia: Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Turkey and Georgia railway bodies ink MOU

Heads of railway authorities of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Turkey and Georgia signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) in Baku on prospects of development of the Trans-Caspian International Transport Route (TCITR), a message from Azerbaijan Railways CJSC said. Head of Azerbaijan Railways CJSC Javid Gurbanov, President of Kazakhstan Railways JSC Kanat Alpysbaev, Director General of Turkish State…


Turkmenistan: Afghanistan to get $1 billion for transit via TAPI pipeline

Afghanistan will profit by more than $1 billion per year for gas transit via the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) pipeline. Necessary infrastructure facilities – plants, gas compressor stations and gas purification plants will be built along this energy bridge. “More than 12,000 jobs will be created for our Afghan brothers”, Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov said. The main…


Ukraine: agro-industrial complex provides more than half of the growth of capital investments in the economy

In January-September the share of agro-industrial complex in the general growth of capital investments in Ukraine reached 51.3%, including the agricultural component at 39.6%, and the food industry at 11.7%, the Head of investment department at the National Scientific Center Institute of Agrarian Economics Nikolai Kisil declared. According to him, in January-September the general volume…


Latvia: rail cargo transportation up

Continuing last year’s autumn trend, the volume of cargoes carried by Latvijas dzelzcels had increased in November. The volume of cargoes transported by rail reached 4.46 million tons, up by 7.6% YoY. Coal transports have increased significantly. 1.8 million tons of coal was transported in November. This exceeds the index of November 2015 by 28.7%.…


Ukraine: Nika-Tera transships over 1.6 million tons of grains in January-October 2016

In January-October the sea terminal Nika-Tera (Sea Special Port Nika-Tera LLC, Mykolaiv, part of Group DF) shipped 1.676 million tons of grain cargoes, which formed 55.64% of the general cargo turnover (3.012 million tons), the press-service of the company declared. Also, the terminal shipped 267 thousand tons of mineral fertilizers (8.86%) and 1.068 thousand tons…


Uzbekistan to raise prices on alcohol

The minimum wholesale and retail prices on alcoholic beverages (except for beer) in Uzbekistan will be raised starting from January 1, 2017, according to a joint decision of the country’s Ministry of Finance and the State Tax Committee. The minimum wholesale wine price for producers will be increased from 4,500 to 5,400 Uzbek soums (UZS)…


Ukraine: further ASF outbreaks reported

A new outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) has been reported on a Ukrainian backyard pig farm in Stavrove, Odessa, close to Moldova.

Of the nine pigs on the farm, eight cases were confirmed. All nine pigs died as a result, to prevent the spread of the disease. (ThePigSite/Business World Magazine)

Ukraine: Belorusneft starts hydraulic fracturing operations for Ukrgazvydobuvannia

Belorusneft specialists have started performing hydraulic fracturing operations under the contract with Ukrgazvydobuvannia, a statement on the website of the oil company reads. “In accordance with the contracts, the specialists will conduct 50 hydraulic fracturing operations in Poltava region. This is the first large-scale oil service project in Ukraine for the Belarusian oil company”, the…