Azerbaijan: food imports up in Q1 2019

In January-March, Azerbaijan increased the imports of food products by 15.4% YoY, to $389.942 million, reported the State Customs Committee. In particular, wheat formed the major share in the structure of food imports – 405.8 thousand tons (up by 28.4%) valued at $91.13 million, while vegetable and animal oils – 33.1 thousand tons (-25%) at…

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Ukraine: gross national income up in 2018

The gross national income of Ukraine in 2018 increased by 19.3% YoY, the State Statistics Service of Ukraine has reported. According to updated data of the State Statistics Service, Ukraine’s gross national income last year amounted to UAH 3.64 trillion. According to the State Statistics Service, the gross national income in 2017 amounted to UAH…

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Latvia: Riga’s public transport company fined EUR 2.4 million in nano-water criminal case

Latvia’s Competition Council has applied a fine of EUR 2.4 million to Riga’s public transport company Rigas satiksme for participating in a prohibited agreement in the so-called nano-water case, as reported by the council on April 24. The Competition Council uncovered a prohibited agreement in two of Rigas satiksme’s price surveys on procurement of nano-technological…

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Ukraine: construction industry up in Q1 2019

In January-March, Ukrainian enterprises completed construction works worth UAH 26.5 billion, the index of construction in relation to the relevant period in 2018 amounted to 124.3%, Deputy Minister of Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Utilities Lev Partskhaladze wrote on his Facebook page. “In 2019, the construction industry continues growing. In the first quarter, construction works…

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