Ukraine: wheat exports still going up

In August Ukraine exported 2851.2 KMT of wheat, up by 50% YoY (1892.8 KMT). Over the first two months of the current season Ukrainian exporters shipped 34% more wheat than over the same period of last season (3575.5 KMT against 2662.4 KMT in July-August 2015/2016). Thailand became the key importer of Ukrainian wheat with purchases…


Ukraine: agricultural associations sign memorandum of cooperation with Brazil

The Ukrainian Agribusiness Club (UCAB) and the Brazilian Rural Society (Sociedade Rural Brasileira, SRB) have signed a memorandum of cooperation during the VII International Conference ‘Large Farm Management’. “Ukraine and Brazil are very similar countries in terms of a starting point in agriculture development. Prior to becoming a strong agricultural country, Brazil had the same…


Ukraine: selling prices of agricultural products up in January-August 2016

In January-August the average selling prices of agricultural enterprises for agricultural products increased by 7.4% YoY, the press-service of the State Statistics Service of Ukraine declared. In particular, in the reporting period the average prices for plant growing commodities grew by 19.4%, and the prices for livestock commodities dropped by 0.9%. Also, in August the…


Ukraine: oilseed crusher number growing

Another vegoil extracting plant has been opened in Ukraine. In Lvov region on the basis of D-Mix ltd a new plant on oilseed crushing was launched.

Planned crushing volume is 50 KMT of oilseeds and the expected turnover is 550 million UAH a year. (UkrAgroConsult/Business World Magazine)

Russia: Cbank to offer regulatory sandboxes to test technologies

The Russian central bank is considering the possibility of launching the so-called regulatory sandboxes for participants of the financial market, when the regulator allows companies or banks to experiment with new technologies without being punished, Deputy Chairwoman Olga Skorobogatova said. “It’s the creation of a regime for banks or participants of the financial market, when…


Russia: Tu-95MS bombers taking part in SCO exercise in Kyrgyzstan

Two strategic missile carrying bombers Tupolev-95MS take part in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization’s anti-terrorist exercise Peace Mission-2016, currently underway in Kyrgyzstan, an assistant to the commander of Russia’s Central Military District Yaroslav Roshchupkin has said. “The planes took off from the Engels airdrome in the Saratov region, stayed in the air for about nine hours…


Russia: 3 air carriers apply for international flights from Moscow’s new airport

Ikar, Vim-Avia and Nordavia air carriers have applied for operating international flights from Zhukovsky airport in the Moscow region, according to the documents released by Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsia). The information on flights operated by those companies from Zhukovsky can be found in the draft protocol to the meeting of the interdepartmental commission…


Russia: flight tactic exercise with naval aviation crews starts at the Baltic Fleet

Crews of the Baltic Fleet naval aviation are practicing intercepting and eliminating aerial targets, searching for submarines of the simulated enemy, and performing bombardment in naval and ground ranges in course of the flight tactic exercise. More than 500 servicemen, over 20 Su-27 fighters, Su-24 bombers, Mi-24, Mi-8 and Ka-27 helicopters, and An-26 transports are…


Ukraine: Silk Road development discussed with Kazakhstan

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin has discussed with his Kazakh counterpart Erlan Idrissov prospects for development of transport connection between the two countries, the Ukrainian foreign ministry’s press service reports. “The ministers stressed that one of the top priority tasks for the further development of the Ukrainian-Kazakh cooperation was an increase in transport capacity, in…


Belarus to issue more transit licenses for cargo companies of Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey

Belarus will issue more for-fee transit licenses for cargo companies of Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey. The Ministry of Transport of Belarus adopted a relevant resolution to increase the quota on transit licenses for cargo companies from the aforementioned states. The number of transit licenses for cargo companies from Azerbaijan has been increased from 800 to…