Ukraine: government ready to decide on goods control to end Donbass blockade

Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman at a meeting with representatives of the so-called trade blockade in Donbass pointed out the risks for Ukrainians over the blockade and assured that the government was ready to strengthen control. “The Prime Minister supports strengthening control over smuggled goods on the territories near the ATO zone and strengthening control…


Ukraine: 2016/2017 pea exports up

Ukraine exported 283.8 KMT of peas in July-January of the current season, that is already 17% more than for the entire last season (242.5 KMT in MY 2015/2016). India and Pakistan remain the top destinations for Ukrainian peas and their purchases are on the rise. India imported 114.5 KMT of peas from Ukraine in the…


Kazakhstan: barley exports down

Kazakh barley exports somewhat intensified in November-December 2016. 154.6 KMT was shipped for export in December 2016 against 151.2 KMT in December 2015. However, this is not enough to catch up with the previous season’s exports. Kazakhstan exported 23% less barley in the four months of the current season compared to the same period a…


Uzbekistan: GDP exceeding 199 trillion soums in 2016

In January-December 2016, according to preliminary data of the State Statistics Committee, the volume of gross domestic product (GDP) in current prices amounted to 199325,1 billion soums, while the growth in comparison with January-December 2015 made up 7.8%. GDP growth was mainly influenced by following economic activities: construction (112.5%), trade, accommodation and food (113.4%), transportation…


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Ukraine: retail trade up in January 2017

In January retail trade turnover in Ukraine increased by 3% YoY, the Ukrainian State Statistics Service reports. “In January retail trade turnover increased by 3.1% YoY, but dropped by 16.4% MoM,” the report states. The highest increase in retail trade turnover was recorded in Sumy region (9.7%), Kirovohrad region (8.6%), Vinnytsia region (7.7%), the city…