Ukraine: corn conditions in August 2016

Lowering of air temperatures to optimal values and improved soil moisture stocks were beneficial for vegetation of all late spring crops. Better yields can be expected in later sown plants of corn due to cease of leaves withering and yellowing during the daytime. August rains were beneficial for moisture accumulation before the upcoming winter crop…

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Russia: car output down in July 2016

Russia’s car output plunged by 19.8% YoY and by 28.3% MoM in July, the Federal State Statistics Service said in a statement. In January-July car output fell by 18% YoY to 611,000 units and bus output went down by 0.8% to 19,100 vehicles, but truck production increased by 6.2% to 70,400 units. (Prime/Business World Magazine)

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