Ukraine: winter rapeseed sown

During the first ten days of September weather was rather unfavorable for preparation of soil to start the winter rapeseed sowing. The reason was higher average daily temperature, which exceeded the norm by 1.1-6 C, contributing to soil evaporation, and lack of precipitations. Sufficient moistening of upper soil layer (21-30 mm) was observed only in…


Russia: more cases of ASF reported

More outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) have been discovered on Russian pig farms.

In total, 40 new cases were reported across three backyard farms in Bajgushi, Boretsk and Tavolzhansky. (ThePigSite/Business World Magazine)

Kazakhstan: three prospective directions for agricultural exports specified

Kazakhstan specified three prospective markets for agricultural products supplying: the People’s Republic of China, the Russian Federation, and Iran, the Deputy Chairman of the Board of the National Chamber of Entrepreneurs of Kazakhstan Atameken Tulemis Shotanov declared. In particular, JSC NC Food Contract Corporation supplies more than 60% of its general export volumes of grains…


Ukraine: exports of corn and barley to go up

Analysts of APK-Inform Agency have increased the forecast of corn exports from Ukraine in 2016/2017 MY to 17.7 million tons, up by 6% YoY.

Barley supplies to foreign markets will grow to 5 million tons (up by 13.3%). (APK-Inform/Business World Magazine)

Ukraine: Antonov to ensure full import substitution of Russian components in new aircraft

Antonov state enterprise (Kyiv) intends in 2017 to provide 100% import substitution of Russian materials and components in the new generation Antonov airplanes promoted to the market, the press service of the company said, with reference to Antonov President Oleksandr Kotsiuba. “We plan next year to complete the program of import substitution of Russian components,…


Ukraine to discuss cargo tariffs with Azerbaijan and Georgia

The management of “Ukrainian Railways” intends to discuss with colleagues from Georgia and Azerbaijan cargo tariffs through the territory of countries in the framework of the project “Silk Road”, Ukraine’s Infrastructure Minister Vladimir Omelyan said. Ukraine launched the first experimental train from Ilyichivsk on January 15, to China, which was to run through Georgia, Azerbaijan…