Kazakhstan: flour supplied to Afghanistan through new railway route

Kazakhstan has started supplying flour to Afghanistan through the new railway route, the press service of Kazakhstan Railways JSC reported. A flour-laden train has been sent from Kostanay station to Afghanistan, and the train will pass through the territory of Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan, according to the report. The length of the Kostanay-Bolashak-Serhetabad (Turkmenistan) route is…

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Ukraine: honey exports down in H1 2018

In the first half of 2018, Ukrainian honey exports decreased by 43% YoY. “They totaled almost 17,000 tons worth $37 million,” Ann Burka, consultant at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), posted on her Facebook page. According to FAO’s data for last year, Ukraine became one of the world’s three leading…

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Belarus: retail sector up in H1 2018

In January-June the retail sector in Belarus expanded by 9.3% YoY, to Br21 billion, the National Statistics Committee reported. In H1 wholesale trade totaled Br44.4 billion, up by 6.8%. In January-June one-day retail sales per capita made up Br12.2 as against Br10.9 in January-June 2017. Retail trade by trade companies accounted for 88.9% of the…

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