Estonia: trade down in November 2019

Trade continued to decline in 2019, with a fall of 10% in imports and exports YoY in November 2019, according to the state agency Statistics Estonia. Trade contracted in most commodity areas. In November 2019 Estonia’s goods exports totaled EUR 1.2 billion and imports EUR 1.3 billion at current prices. The trade deficit was EUR…

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Ukraine: drones detect landmines with centimeter-level accuracy

A Ukrainian producer has developed an anti-landmine drone with centimeter-level accuracy. The Ukrainian enterprise, in partnership with a foreign firm, developed special magnetometric sensors for drones to detect unexploded ordnance, the Ukrainian Defense Ministry’s press service said. “The sensors are mounted on a quadcopter, which flies within the designated area at an altitude of 5-10…

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Ukraine: banana imports up in 2019

Ukraine in 2019 updated its historical record for banana imports, having purchased about 275,000 tons, up by 8-9% YoY. Experts say a record volume of banana imports to Ukraine has been observed against the background of growing output of Ukrainian fruit and berries and a decreased number consumers due to loss of control over the…

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Kazakhstan: Industry Ministry recommends refraining from buying tickets of Bek Air

The Ministry of Industry and Infrastructure Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan has recommended citizens to temporarily refrain from buying tickets of the Bek Air company. “In connection with the suspension of the Bek Air company’s air operator certificate, we recommend citizens to temporarily refrain from buying tickets of the company,” the ministry’s statement on…

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Georgia: prices up in December 2019

In December 2019 prices in Georgia increased by 0.4%, while the annual inflation rate amounted to 7%, showed the latest inflation data from the National Statistics Office of Georgia (Geostat). Prices for food and non-alcoholic beverages in Georgia increased by 1.4% MoM, contributing 0.44% of the overall monthly inflation. In particular monthly prices increased in…

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