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…


Azerbaijan: SOCAR to diversify portfolio by issuing bonds

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Azerbaijan: Silk Way and Russian Helicopters to create service center

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Russia: wheat exports up in August 2016

According to preliminary data, in August Russia exported 3217.7 KMT of wheat, up by 7.7% YoY. Over two months of season 2016/2017 wheat exports from Russia increased by more than 10%, to 4771.9 KMT against 4324,2 KMT in July-August 2015/2016 MY. Turkey, Egypt and Bangladesh remained the main importers during this period. In August, Russia…


Russia: grain harvest forecast lowered

In the current year, the general grain harvest in Russia will not exceed 113 million tons in clean weight, the Director of the Department of plant growing, chemicalization and plant protection at the Ministry of Agriculture Petr Chekmarev announced. The Ministry lowered the forecast of maximum harvest volumes from 116 million tons to 113 million…


Belarus: Mogilevliftmash investments in production development up in January-August 2016

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Azerbaijan: IBA to be privatized

The ultimate goal of recovering the International Bank of Azerbaijan is to reduce its assets and liabilities and the bank’s privatization should be the next step, Azerbaijan’s Finance Minister Samir Sharifov said. He noted that the bank’s recovery was quite a difficult process and it was too early to talk about its completion. “Unfortunately, the…


Russia: corn exports to hit record

Corn harvesting in Russia is gaining pace. This grain harvest has been gathered from about 20% of the intended area, but it is already clear now that Russian corn production will be record high. The starting yields pleased producers. Moreover, as harvesting proceeds, corn productivity increases. Given the expansion of corn acreage in the country…