Belarus: soil drought retains

Short-term rains observed last week did not replenish soil moisture stocks considerably and moistened only the upper soil layer. The situation is better in the 10-cm soil layer and sowing campaign is coming to the end in quite good conditions. Plants sown in the first half of September are at the stage of first-third leave…

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Ukraine: cement output up in August 2016

The State Statistics Service of Ukraine reports that production of cement in August increased by 15.5% YoY and now is 1’03 million tons (excluding Crimea, city of Sevastopol, part of Donetsk and Lugansk regions). Moreover, the monthly amount of production in August is the record-breaking since September 2013. If compared to July the output went…

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Ukraine: 11.7 million tons of coal imported

In January-September Ukraine imported coal and anthracite valued at $1.039 billion, in particular $133.663 million in September. According to the State Fiscal Service, Russia supplied coal for $674.18 million, the United States for $147.293 million, Australia for $69.103 million, other countries for $148.234 million. The total volume of coal delivered to the country for the…

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Kazakhstan: GAZ signs memo to assemble cars

Car producer GAZ Group has signed several memorandums with Kazakhstan’s Semipalatinsky car assembling plant (SemAZ) to organize local assembly of its vehicles, the Russian company said in a statement. “The supply of car kits for mass production of GAZelle Next, GAZon Next and GAZelle Business, and heavy-duty equipment Ural Next, small, medium and heavy-duty buses…

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Ukraine: 48 notifications about the quality of exported grains received

In 2015/2016 MY, Ukraine received 48 notifications about qualitative characteristics of exported grains, which break a record, the chief specialist of the Phytosanitary security department at the State Service of Ukraine on Food Safety and Consumer Protection Elena Shakina declared. According to her, 35 notifications came from the quarantine service in Indonesia. At the same…

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