Belarus: government extends loan repayment schedule for farms and agribusiness companies

Belarus’ farms and agribusiness enterprises, which received Br455.4 million ($232.255 million) in credits in 2016 to pay for mineral fertilizers, engine fuel and lubricants, will have their credit repayment schedule extended by one year, in accordance with President Lukashenko’s ordinance No. 328 of September 2. The document was made public on September 6. The credits…


Ukraine: Antonov to start practical cooperation with China on An-225 program by yearend

Antonov state enterprise (Kyiv) plans to start practical cooperation with China on the completion of modernized An-225 Mriya aircraft with a carrying capacity of 250 tons under the Aerospace Industry Corporation of China (AICC), however, the concern emphasizes the timing depends on the Chinese side. Deputy chief designer of Antonov state enterprise Hennadiy Habruk said…


Ukraine: rapeseed harvest to decrease

According to preliminary estimations of the Association Ukroliyaprom, in 2016 rapeseed production in Ukraine will total 1.1 million tons, against 1.6 million tons last year, the press-service of the Association declared. According to the announcement, last marketing year 10 oilseed plants processed rapeseed raw materials. In 2015/2016 MY Ukraine processed 300 thousand tons of rapeseed…


Ukraine: seaports grain exports up in early September 2016

On August 29 – September 4, Ukraine exported 661.4 thousand tons of grains from the seaports, against 552.7 thousand tons on the previous week.

In particular, wheat shipments reached 480.9 thousand tons, corn – 14.2 thousand tons, and barley – 166.3 thousand tons. (APK-Inform/Business World Magazine)

Russia: grain export supplies from the seaports up in early September 2016

In August 29 – September 4, export volumes of grains from the Russian seaports reached 637.1 thousand tons, against 203.1 thousand tons shipped in the previous week.

In particular, wheat shipments totaled 595.2 thousand tons, barley – 26.7 thousand tons, and peas – 15.2 thousand tons. (APK-Inform/Business World Magazine)

Belarus: farmers to sow 360 thousand ha of winter rapeseed

Belarus finished rapeseed sowing for 2017 harvest. According to Belarus AgMin farmers will increase rapeseed sowing area to 360 thousand ha. As of August 31, sowing has been carried out at 332.1 thousand ha or 92.3% from the total sowing area. Last year sowing area of rapeseed 264 totaled thousand ha. (UkrAgroConsult/Business World Magazine)