Ukraine: new container train launched with Belarus and Lithuania

CEO of Ukrainian national railways company PJSC Ukrzaliznytsia Yevhen Kravtsov has announced Ukraine, Belarus and Lithuania have launched a new container train. “Containerships Train, linking Lithuania, Belarus, and Ukraine, is our 22nd container train. We have now a competitive speed of delivery regardless of weather conditions, regular train runs and a clear schedule. In addition,…

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Georgia: passenger air traffic up in H1 2019

Georgia’s three international airports serviced 2,489,823 passengers in January-June, up by 18.24% YoY, said the Georgian Civil Aviation Agency. The number of passengers who took regular or charter flights in Georgia increased in all three main airports of the country: Tbilisi Shota Rustaveli International Airport, Batumi Aleksandre Kartveli International Airport and Kutaisi David Aghmashenebeli International…

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Estonia: inflation at 2.4% in June 2019

Inflation was 2.4% YoY to June 2019, Statistics Estonia reports. Services saw a higher Consumer Price Index (CPI) rise than goods, 3.5%, compared with 1.8%. Regulated prices of goods and services rose by 0.8% and non-regulated prices by 2.9%. CPI rises were affected the most by food and non-alcoholic beverages, which comprised nearly 30% of…

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Uzbekistan: new contract for electricity supply to be signed with Afghanistan

Mutually beneficial cooperation between Uzbekistan and Afghanistan in electricity supply plays an important role in the development of bilateral relations. Uzbekistan and Afghanistan plan to have signed a 10-year contract for the electricity supply on “take-or-pay” terms by the end of October. A take-or-pay contract is a rule structuring negotiations between companies and their suppliers.…

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Armenia: exports up in May 2019

According to the National Statistical Service of Armenia, Armenia recorded a 11.7% growth of exports of goods in May 2019 against May 2018. Some types of the goods recorded double-digit rise of export in May 2019 against May 2018, as well as in the January-May of this year against the same period of 2018. Some…

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Azerbaijan: average monthly salary in Baku up in January-April 2019

In January-April the average monthly salary in Baku increased by 3.9% YoY and amounted to 820 manats, the Baku city Statistical Department reported. The employees of enterprises and organizations engaged in industrial, financial and insurance, professional, scientific and technical spheres, as well as ICT and construction sectors had the biggest average monthly salaries. The employees…

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