Ukraine: seaports grain exports up in the third week of November 2016

On November 14-20, Ukraine exported 616.7 thousand tons of grains from the seaports, against 463.3 thousand tons on the previous week.

In particular, wheat shipments reached 158 thousand tons, corn – 408.2 thousand tons, and barley – 50.5 thousand tons. (APK-Inform/Business World Magazine)

Ukraine: grain legumes output up in 2016

In 2016 Ukraine considerably increased grain legumes production. Although official figures are not available yet, it can be assumed that legumes crop is 70% higher than last year, mainly owing to significant expansion of peas planted area. Moreover, favorable weather in spring and early summer ensured all-time high peas productivity. In general, experts believe grain…


Ukraine: winter grains condition best in the past three years

The weather conditions in the first half of November promoted active formation of the secondary system in winter wheat with different plant development degrees (one to four tillers per plant). This is vital for underdeveloped plantings. Important physiological and biochemical processes are underway in winter crop plants in such weather conditions. Low above-zero temperatures facilitated…


Kazakhstan: grain to enter Saudi Arabia market

Saudi Arabia intends to import Kazakhstani grain in case of cost-efficient logistics, Batyr Batyrshayev, Kazakhstan’s Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador to Saudi Arabia and concurrently to the Kingdom of Bahrain, said. Saudi Arabia annually spends about $22 billion on food imports. The kingdom is interested in Kazakhstani grain due to its high quality. However, high transport…


Ukraine: social food prices hovering

In September strong public interest was aroused by the Cabinet’s decision to cancel state regulation of prices and mark-ups for socially sensitive goods. This pilot project started on October 1, for a three-month period until the beginning of 2017. The project is aimed at proving the expediency of Ukraine’s current price regulation under which price…


Turkmenistan: Ashgabat preparing for global sustainable transport conference

Turkmenistan’s President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov held a working meeting on preparations for the first Global Sustainable Transport Conference to be held on November 26-27 in Ashgabat, the Turkmen government said in a message. He said that in modern conditions the cooperation in the transportation and communications sector gained special importance as an essential factor of global…


Kazakhstan: 5.2 million tons of grains exported in January-September 2016

In January-September Kazakhstan exported 5.2 million tons of grains including flour in grain equivalent, the expert of the department of plant growing products growing and processing at the Ministry of Agriculture Sagintay Zhumazhanov declared. In 2015 Kazakhstan supplied 7 million tons of grains and flour to foreign countries. The list of traditional importers of Kazakh…


Turkmenistan committed to broad co-operation in Caspian region

Turkmenistan is committed to constructive cooperation in the Caspian Sea region, the Turkmen government said quoting the country’s President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov. The head of state noted the importance of consolidating efforts to work out balanced decisions on the Caspian Sea issues, including those related to the strengthening of the legal and contractual basis designed to…