Ukraine interested in Chinese investments

Ukraine is interested in strengthening cooperation with China, particularly in attracting Chinese investment and broad access of the Ukrainian goods and technologies to the Chinese market. Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Regional Development, Construction and Housing Hennady Zubko said this during a meeting with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of China to Ukraine Du Wei, the…


Ukraine: 68.4% of rapeseed harvested

By July 21, Ukrainian farmers had threshed 312.0 thousand ha of rapeseed, which was 68.4% of the plan (456 thousand ha). 805 KMT was harvested with average productivity of 2.58 MT/ha. Despite the fact that harvesting progress is behind the last year`s pace, productivity is higher. By the same date in 2015 nearly 414 thousand…


Ukraine: grain exports from seaports set new record

In the 2015/2016 season Ukrainian seaports set a new grain exports record, surpassing the previous one by nearly 10%.

Grain shipments from Ukrainian seaports reached 37.9 MMT, up by 9.5% more than in the previous record year (34.6 MMT). (UkrAgroConsult/Business World Magazine)

Ukraine: Nika-Tera transshipment in H1 2016

In January-June the seaport Nika-Tera (Mykolaiv, part of Group DF) shipped 669.5 thousand tons of grain cargoes, which is nearly 46.94% of the general cargo turnover (1.42 million tons), the press-service of the company declared. Also, the terminal shipped 236.7 thousand tons of mineral fertilizers (16.6%). In June, Nika-Tera transshipped 291.7 thousand tons of cargoes.…


Russia: grain export prices down

Russian export market was characterized by sufficient supply at the background of limited demand that determines trends of prices. Last week, downward trend in export prices was observed in the Russian grain market. In particular milling wheat price in deep-water ports decreased by $2-3 to $165-167/MT FOB under the pressure of global downward trends. The…


Kazakhstan: linseed exports doubled

2009 may be considered as the beginning of active linseed production in Kazakhstan. Since that time Kazakhstan has been increasing linseed exports meeting the consistently high demand for this crop, including from the main importer – the European Union. At present, despite some reduction in oilseeds acreage, Kazakhstan competes in the global market, remaining among…


Russia: in July 2016 grain exports to fall

In July, Turkey reduced the import volumes of grains, including grains of Russian origin, but the fall of supplies was not caused by political tensions in the country, the Deputy Director of the strategic management department at Rusagrotrans CJSC, Igor Pavensky declared. According to him, Turkey continues purchasing grains on foreign markets, despite domestic instability…


Russia: coal exports via Rosterminalugol hit 9 million tons milestone in 2016

Throughput of Rosterminalugol in 2016 has reached 9 million tons year-to-date, the company’s press release says. The milestone ton was loaded on July 20. Rosterminalugol was established in 1996 to build and operate the coal terminal at Port of Ust-Luga. The company specializes in loading / unloading operations, freight forwarding services, building and maintenance of…


Russia: grain handling capacity surplus gives ground for exports increase

Active development of Russian grain handling port capacities ensured record high exports in the 2015/2016 season. Current surplus of capacities, as well as projects for grain handling terminals expansion, provide a basis for further growth of grain export capacity. UkrAgroConsult estimates that over the past 10 years Russian grain handling seaports capacities increased by more…


Azerbaijan: AZAL and Ural Airlines agree on Gabala-Moscow code-share

Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) and Russian Ural Airlines will start operating joint flights on Gabala-Moscow-Gabala route from July 31. According to the code-share agreement, flights of Ural Airlines on this airline will be operated under the codes of both airlines. Direct flights on Gabala-Moscow-Gabala route will be operated every week on Sundays. Departure from Domodedovo International…