Russia: Uralkali board decisions

Uralkali, one of the world’s largest potash producers, announces the key decisions taken by its Board of Directors at a meeting on September 1. The board has approved of the list of candidates to be elected to the Board of Directors at Uralkali’s Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM), to be held on September 27: Dmitry Konyaev,…


Russia: 2016 GDP decline outlook worsened

Russia’s Economic Development Ministry has worsened its forecast for Russia’s gross domestic product (GDP) decline in 2016 to 0.5-0.6% from 0.2%, Minister Alexei Ulyukayev said.

The ministry’s basic forecast earlier implied a 0.2% GDP fall in 2016 with an annual average oil price of $40 per barrel. (Prime/Business World Magazine)

Russia: sunflower oil to get cheaper

Harvesting of sunflower and soybean has started in the southern regions of the Russian Federation and starting prices for raw materials of the new crop were announced in these regions. During last week Russian market of sunflower oil was characterized by a minimum volume of sales and a further decrease in producer prices. With increase…


Russia: gas wholesale domestic price to go up in 2017

The wholesale domestic price of Russian gas can increase by 2.5-3% in 2017, Deputy Economic Development Minister Nikolai Podguzov reported.

As regards the 2016 gas price increase, Podguzov said that the decision should be made by the Federal Antimonopoly Service. (Prime/Business World Magazine)

Russia: export duty on wheat annulled

The Russian government has annulled the wheat export duty for two years, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said. “We have decided to annul the wheat export duty for the next two years. The grain market will receive an additional stimulus for growth as the result of this”, Medvedev said. Russia imposed the wheat export duty on…


Russia: Uralkali decisions of EGM

On August 29, Uralkali held its Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders (EGM) where following decision has been made. The EGM approved of interested-party major transaction (a number of interrelated transactions) – placement of the company’s exchange traded bonds in favor of JSC Uralkali-Technology with a total nominal value of $800 million and with a value…


Ukraine: wheat stocks down

According to Ukrainian office of statistics, as of August 1, stocks of grains and legumes were at 23.9 MMT, down by 2.5% YoY (24.5 MMT). Wheat stocks decreased by 5%, to 16.62 MMT against 17.54 MMT as of August, 1 2015. Barley stocks dropped by 5%, to 3.958 MMT. Corn stocks are 18% lower than…


Russia: Ministry of Agriculture changes structure

The Ministry of Agriculture of Russia has made changes to the structure of its central administration unit, abolishing the agricultural and food market regulation, food and processing industry and creating two separate divisions. The Department of Agro-Industrial Market Regulation will be headed by Vladimir Volik and will focus on the strategic planning and management of…


Belarus reports $1.9 billion commodity trade deficit in January-July 2016

Belarus’ foreign trade deficit stood at $1.934 billion in January-July against $1.457 billion in January-July 2015, according to the National Statistics Committee (Belstat). Commodity exports decreased by 18.6% YoY in January-July to $13.116 billion, while imports decreased by 14.4% MoM to $15.05 billion. Exports from Belarus included $7.761 billion worth of supplies to the CIS…