Ukraine: wheat exports 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 2015/16). Thailand is still the key importer of Ukrainian wheat with…


Greece: TAP adds over 30 km of pipes

The construction of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP), which is aimed at transporting Azerbaijani gas to Europe, is underway. TAP tweeted on September 28, that over 30 kilometers of steel pipes had already been strung along TAP’s route in Greece and Albania. TAP project envisages transportation of gas from the Stage 2 of development of…


Russia: import of fruit and vegetables from Egypt ban lifted

Russia lifts ban on importation of fruit and vegetables from Egypt, except potatoes, from October 1, Russia’s Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (Rosselkhoznadzor) reported. “Starting from October 1”, the Ministry announced. On September 22, Rosselkhoznadzor imposed temporary restrictions on imports of plant products from Egypt. “Due to continuing supplies of quarantineable products unsafe…


Russia has good moisture for wheat

Russia is seeing good moisture levels for winter crop sowings said Andrey Sizov Jr of the influential Moscow-based analysis group SovEcon. This week the European Commission flagged “concern” about dry weather in parts of Russia, which could harm winter wheat prospects. But Sizov was upbeat about winter wheat prospects. “Things actually are looking quite well…


Kazakhstan: wheat exports up

In July Kazakhstan exported 206.66 KMT of wheat. In just eleven months of 2015/2016 Kazakhstan exported 12.5% more wheat than over the same period of the previous season (3457 KMT against 3070 KMT during July-September 2014/2015 MY). During this period, Kazakhstan increased its supply to virtually all wheat markets, except Azerbaijan. Kazakh wheat shipments to…


Belarus and Germany explore opportunities for investment cooperation

Belarus and Germany explored opportunities for investment cooperation during the Day of Belarusian Economy at the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce on September 27, the press service of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported. “The emphasis was placed on the opportunities for interaction and investment cooperation between Belarus and Germany in the context of Belarus’…


Ukraine: Agroprodservice increases soybean crushing capacities

On September 15, Agroprodservice launched a new soybean crushing plant, which it had been building since March.

Crushing capacity is 40 KMT soybeans a year. Finished products will be soybean cake and non-refined soybean oil. Previously, company’s soybean cake production capacities equaled 1400 tons a month. (UkrAgroConsult/Business World Magazine)

Ukraine: soybean complex conquers new markets

In the 2015/2016 season Ukrainian farmers obtained all-time high soybean crop – 3927 KMT. Firstly, this result was achieved owing to acreage expansion to record 2200 thousand ha. According to UkrAgroConsult, over the past ten years Ukrainian soybean exports increased significantly, while markets were diversified. Export geography already included 33 countries. Given the persisting demand…