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Ukraine: Boryspil airport passenger flow up in January 2019

The passenger flow at Kyiv's Boryspil International Airport in January amounted to 897,195 people, up by 14% YoY, the Center for Transport Strategies has reported. In January, Boryspil International Airport provided air services to 766,312 passengers of regular flights (+21%) and 130,883 passengers of charter flights (-17%). The number of transfer passengers increased by almost 12% and amounted to 235,816 people...

Ukraine: gas transit through up in January 2019

The volume of gas transit from the Russian Federation through the Ukrainian gas transmission system (GTS) in January amounted to 7.6 billion cubic meters, up by 25% YoY, the press service of JSC Ukrtransgaz reported on the results of the Ukrainian GTS in January. Ukraine did not pump gas into underground storage facilities in January as in January 2018. At...

Lithuania: Vilnius adopts 2019 budget

The City Council of Vilnius has adopted the Lithuanian capital's budget for 2019, with expenditure exceeding revenue by 5 million euros. The city's revenue is expected to grow by 3.5% this year compared with 2018, to 611.717 million euros. Total revenue, including EU support and funds carried over from last year, is projected at 679.4 million euros, up by 9%. (BNN/Business...

Azerbaijan: wine company to start exports to Turkey

An Azerbaijani winemaking company Aspi Agro LLC, operating in the country's Gabala district, plans to expand its export geography. The company plans to export its products to neighboring Turkey. "We plan to export "Savalan" wines to the new market. This brand is very popular in Azerbaijan, and is in great demand. Today we export alcoholic products to the Russian market, and...

Turkmenistan: GDP up in January 2019

As of late January, the growth of the gross domestic product (GDP) of Turkmenistan was 6.2%, the Turkmen government said in a statement. In general, the volume of production and the retail trade turnover grew by 4.9% and 19% YoY, respectively. The plan for the production of various types of food products has been fulfilled by 155.1%. The report detailing the...

Ukraine: foreign exchange reserves at $21 billion

The international foreign exchange reserves of Ukraine amount to more than $21 billion, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said at the All-Ukrainian Public Forum "Open Dialogue" in Kyiv. "In 2014-2015, the level of foreign exchange reserves amounted to $5 billion, and payments amounted to $7 billion. The threat of Ukraine's bankruptcy seemed inevitable. Today, the level of foreign exchange reserves...

Ukraine: electricity production up in 2018

Last year, Ukraine produced 159.35 billion kWh of electricity, up by 2.5% YoY. As the Energy and Coal Industry Ministry of Ukraine reports, the electricity production in 2018 amounted to 159.35 billion kWh, up by 2.5% YoY. The share of nuclear power plants in overall Ukrainian electricity production was 53%, of thermal power stations and electric power stations - 37%, hydro...

Estonia: Nordica passenger numbers up in 2018

The number of passengers carried by Nordic Aviation Group AS, Estonia's national airline operating under the Nordica brand, increased by 22% YoY, to 760,000 in 2018. Nordica route network manager Mart Sibrik said that 680,000 passengers, representing the lion's share thereof, flew on the Tallinn route network, while the remaining passengers were served on domestic routes in Scandinavia and the...

Kazakhstan: pork exports to grow

Although most forecasts indicate that Kazakhstan's pig industry is heading for extinction, the Kazakh Union of Pig Farmers has recently adopted a development program targeting a significant increase in production capacities with export opportunities. In the plan, Russia and China would be the main targets of the exports. By 2025, the Kazakh Union of Pig Farmers hopes to establish pork...

Azerbaijan: production of Peugeot cars launched

Azerbaijan's AzerMash company together with the automobile company Iran Khodro Industrial Group (IKCO) have launched the production of Peugeot cars under the Khazar brand on the basis of the Neftchala Industrial Site, spokesperson for AzerMash company Gunay Namidar reported. "Several Peugeot cars have been already produced," she added. "The cars have been equipped with an automatic transmission," Namidar said. "The mass...