Ukraine: GDP growth in 2016 at 1.5%

Ukraine’s GDP growth in 2016 totals around 1.5%, Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman has said. “This year we will have growth of around 1.5%, while last year we had 10% of decline and 43% of inflation”, he said at a meeting with students of Kyiv Polytechnic Institute. The premier said that he hoped that GDP…


Belarus: Mogilevliftmash exports up in January-November 2016

Belarus’ OAO Mogilevliftmash elevator plant reports a 15.3% increase in exports in January-November to $106.9 million, a company representative reported. Elevator exports grew by 28.4% to 10,109 units. The bulk of elevators was exported to Russia – 8,599 units (up by 27.9% YoY). Elevators are Mogilevliftmash’s major export product. Elevators manufactured by Mogilevliftmash are exported…


Kazakhstan: bearish export prices for wheat flour predominate

During two recent weeks the export market of wheat flour in Kazakhstan demonstrated a bearish price trend.

According to the analysts, this is largely due to lowering demand for the product from major countries-importers. (APK-Inform/Business World Magazine)

Kazakhstan: average grain yield up

In 10 recent years the average grain yield in Kazakhstan increased by 30%, from 1.02 ton/ha to 1.33 ton/ha, the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Kazakhstan declared. According to the announcement, Kazakhstan increased the general effectiveness of grain production, and agrarians learned how to minimize losses in good crop years, and to the…


Ukraine: Cabinet looking for options to provide for steady operation of Odessa Port-Side Plant

Odessa Port-Side Plant is in the hardships today due to the unfavorable situation on the global fertilizer market, ineffective management and using it in the corruption purposes and for various frauds, Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman has said. “Now we see the fact of ineffective management of the plant, including by the State Property Fund.…


Ukraine: 2017 state budget passed

Overnight into December 21, the Verkhovna Rada (Parliament) passed the state budget for 2017. Fiscal revenues for 2017 are envisaged at 721.4 billion UAH and expenditures at 790.4 billion UAH. The budget deficit was set at 77.5 billion UAH. The following macroeconomic indicators are proposed for 2017: GDP growth at 3-4%; inflation at 8.1%; forecast…