Russia: aviation to receive new-generation bombs

Russia’s Aerospace Force will soon receive new-generation air bombs equipped with proximity fuzes, CEO of Tecmash engineering group Sergei Rusakov said. The tests of the fuze that has been developed by Tecmash’s Electronic Instruments R&D Institute in Novosibirsk have passed successfully, he said. “Now the institute is preparing to launch the product into serial production.…

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Russia: oilseed acreage revised

Federal State Statistic Service has changed its estimate of oilseeds acreage for the 2016/2017 crop. Correction was made for all oil crops to a greater or lesser degree. In this regard, production estimates were also revised. Some analysts give bold projections and work with close to record productivity, while others are more modest in their…

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Ukraine: peas harvests up

Peas harvesting is nearly over in Ukraine. This year in Ukraine peas acreage exceeded last year’s area by 33% and reached five-year high. And not only favorable weather during sowing contributed to this. In 2015 peas appeared to be one of the most profitable agri crops among grains and pulses, as well as more attractive…

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Ukraine: corn oil output down

Despite the systematic increase in corn production volumes in Ukraine, the tendency of corn oil production mainly showed downward dynamics. According to the statistics figures, in 2015 Ukraine produced 7.97 thousand tons of the commodity, down by 35% compared with the index in 2011 (12.26 thousand tons). It should be noted that the reporting market…

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Iran discussing price of remote-sensing satellite construction and launch with Roscosmos

Iranian Communications Minister Mahmoud Vaezi said that Tehran was in talks with the Roscosmos corporation on the implementation details of the nuclear project in Iran and was trying to agree on a suitable price. Tehran and Russia’s Roscosmos space corporation agreed on the general design, development and launching of a remote-sensing satellite for the needs…

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Russia: grain export volumes up in July 2016

According to territorial directorates of the Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (Rosselkhoznadzor), in July Russia exported 3.6 million tons of grains and by-products on the basis of issued phytosanitary certificates, up by 12% YoY. In particular, grains formed the major share of the reporting foreign supplies – 3.14 million tons (up by 8%…

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Europe: corn market

Precipitation deficit at the background of excessive air temperatures in several Black Sea countries, particularly in Romania, Bulgaria and Ukraine, raise market operators` concerns as to the volume of Black Sea corn supply in 2016/2017. But major attention is focused on Bulgaria and Romania, due to the fact that precipitation quantity has been lower in…

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Belarus: grains harvests down

As of August 9, agricultural organizations of Belarus harvested grains and pulses throughout 1.484 million ha, or 67.2% of the planned areas, down by 48.5 thousand ha YoY. The average yield totaled 3.47 t/ha, the harvested volumes – 5.146 million tons of grains, the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Belarus declared. Agrarians have…

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