Ukraine: logistic problems hit grain exports

Ukrainian 2016/2017 grain exports could be 7 million tons lower than originally expected due to logistical difficulties and some companies have already redirected shipments from Ukraine to other countries, traders said. Ukraine had planned to ship abroad around 41 million tons of grain in the 2016/2017 July-June season versus around 39 million tons a season…


Belarus: food products popular in the CIS

Belarusian food products are in demand on all the markets of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), Belarusian Antimonopoly Regulation and Trade Minister Vladimir Koltovich reported. “Foreign partners like Belarusian products. Russians, Ukrainians and Kazakhs know that the Belarusian quality is high, and our products are welcome on all the CIS markets”, the minister stressed.…


Bulgaria enjoys favorable weather conditions for competing autumn works

Late October and early November featured a temperature upturn in Bulgaria. The temperature increase against the background of sufficient topsoil moisture reserves caused winter crops to resume their active growth. Exceptions are some parts of South Bulgaria where soil moisture shortages hamper development of winter cereals and rape. Plants of winter wheat and barley seeded…


Belarus interested in Polish fruit and vegetable processing technologies

Belarus is interested in assimilating Poland’s innovative technologies for processing fruit and vegetables. Belarusian Deputy Agriculture and Food Minister Vladimir Grakun made the statement during negotiations with a Polish delegation in Minsk on November 8. The meeting was held to discuss the development of bilateral cooperation. The official said that Belarusian companies took an interest…


Belarus: trade with Pakistan on the rise

The trade between Belarus and Pakistan has been recently gaining momentum, the Embassy of Belarus in Pakistan reported. In January-September the trade between Belarus and Pakistan totaled $38.6 million, with Belarus exporting $30 million worth of products to Pakistan. The deliveries of Belarusian tractors increased by 7.8%, tractor parts by 55.4%. The deliveries of Belarusian…


Azerbaijan: Azercosmos to render telecom services to Africa and Middle East

The Azercosmos OJSC of the Azerbaijani Ministry of Communications and High Technologies has signed a contract to render telecommunication services to the leading international satellite operators, DCS Telecom and Don Telecom. According to the contract, the DCS Telecom and Don Telecom will use the resources of the Azerspace-1 satellite for voice services, data transmission, cellular…


Kazakhstan prefers oilseed crops

Agrarians of Kazakhstan are gradually getting interested in cultivating oilseed crops due to their profitability. Currently, oilseed price is 2-3 times higher than price of wheat depending on the quality. Moreover, interest comes not only from the side of Kazakh farmers, but also from the foreign investors. The example is the North-Kazakh region, where farms…


Ukraine invites GUAM partners and Kazakhstan to discuss transport corridors

The prime ministers of the GUAM (Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Moldova) Organization for Democracy and Economic Development are due to discuss transport corridors and a free trade zone, GUAM Secretary General Altai Efendiyev reported. “Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman has initiated a meeting of GUAM prime ministers in Kyiv to focus on the implementation of…


Ukraine: prices keep rising on milling wheat market

Last week milling wheat prices strengthened both on export and domestic markets supported by strong demand.

Export prices of Ukrainian milling wheat with 12.5% and 11.5% protein were still equal. They increased by another $3. (UkrAgroConsult/Business World Magazine)

Russia: coal exports up in January-October 2016

In January-October Russian coal exports climbed by 20.2% YoY, to 135,772,130 tons, the Ministry of Energy statistics said.

In October, coal exports totaled 14,683,100 tons.

Coal production in October totaled 33,186,500 tons (27,907,900 tons supplied). (Portnews/Business World Magazine)

Belarus: imports of rapeseed low

In 2016 Belarus demonstrated the lowest index of rapeseed production during 8 recent years. But since the beginning of the current season, the oilseed import volumes were estimated as quite moderate, due to the higher offer prices of imported rapeseed in comparison with the Belarusian oilseed, as well as price environment of the rapeseed oil…


Ukraine fines Russian carriers for Crimean ops

The Ukrainian government has issued fines totaling 721.236 million UAH ($28.25 million) to Russian airlines carrying out commercial services to Simferopol. Ukraine has refused to recognize Russian jurisdiction over the Crimea following the latter’s unilateral annexation of the province in 2014. As such, Ukraine has issued over 5,000 fines to Russian airlines for serving Simferopol,…