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…

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Belarus: crop conditions in September 2016

Conditions for soil preparation, winter rapeseed sowing and germination across most of Belarussian territory are favorable. In the fields sown with rapeseed in the first half of August, rapeseed germinated and leaf formation has started. Soil is still waterlogged in the north-west of Vitebsk region, according to the observations of Verhnedvinsk weather station. Soil moisture…

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Ukraine: Antonov not to reassign An-225 ‘Mriya’ intellectual property rights to China

Ukraine-China cooperation in the Antonov An-225 ‘Mriya’ heavy-lift transport aircraft project boasting a 250-ton payload rules out reassignment of intellectual property rights to China, Antonov State Company said. “The An-225 cooperation agreement between Antonov State Company and Aerospace Industry Corporation of China (AICC) is a sort of a roadmap acknowledging mutual interest in collaboration fostering…

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Russia: over 30 samples of aerospace hardware to be demonstrated at the “Army 2016” Forum

Modern samples of armament and military hardware of the Russian Aerospace Forces will be demonstrated during stationary exposition and dynamic programs of the International military and technical forum “Army 2016”. The Forum will take place in the Patriot park on September 6-11. Visitors of the Forum will see Su-34 multidimensional bombers, Su-35S and Su-30Sm fighters,…

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Belarus: measures taken to resume dairy export to Russia

Belarus’ Agriculture and Food Ministry is taking measures to help its three enterprises regain access to the Russian market, Alexander Subbotin, Deputy Agriculture and Food Minister – Director of the Veterinary and Food Supervision Department, said. “Rosselkhoznadzor’s claims are about the quality of registration of the dried milk conformity declarations”, the deputy minister explained. “We…

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Russia: rapeseed oil output down

According to the official statistics figures, in 2015/2016 MY (August-July) Russia produced 334.2 thousand tons of crude rapeseed oil, down by 21% compared with the season-2014/2015 (424.7 thousand tons). Most Federal Districts faced the downward trends in production, and only the Volga District demonstrated the growth rates (up by 13%; to 19.8 thousand tons), and…

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