Ukraine: wheat exports down in October 2016

Ukraine exported roughly 2058 KMT of wheat in October down from 2068.5 KMT in October 2015. For the first four months of 2016/2017, Ukrainian wheat exports increased by 9.1% YoY to 8235.8 KMT against 7548.8 KMT in July-October 2015/2016. The period under review saw substantially higher deliveries to the markets of Bangladesh, Indonesia, Philippines, Libya,…


Ukraine: government backs termination of agreement with Russia on liquidation and return of aircraft

Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers has approved of a bill on termination of the intergovernmental agreement signed with Russia on July 1, 2003 on the liquidation of the procedure for returning aircraft staying at repair plants of the Ukrainian and Russian defense ministries. The bill drawn up by the Economic Development and Trade Ministry was backed…


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…