Ukraine: mayonnaise production up in January 2019

Ukraine’s large and medium-sized plants produced 8.6 thousand tons of mayonnaise in January, up by 1.2% YoY (8.5 thousand tons). In addition, its output hit a three-year high. Taking into account that the Ukrainian mayonnaise market is focused on the domestic consumer, no substantial production growth can be expected now. The market is saturated with…

Kazakhstan: first batch of beef sent to Iran

Akmola region has sent the first batch of beef to Iran. “Astana Agroproduct LLP, situated in Korgalzhyn district, Akmola region, for the first time ever has concluded a contract to deliver meat products to Iran. The company’s meat products conform to the highest Halal standards,” Deputy Governor of Akmola region Marat Igaliyev said. Another batch…

Georgia: wine wins Diamond Trophy in Japan

An international wine competition judged exclusively by Japanese female wine specialists has awarded Georgian wine the competition’s highest award, the Diamond Trophy. The winner of the sixth Sakura competition highest award was a Kisi 2017 of the wine company Vaziani Winery. Kisi 2017 was also the winner of the Double Gold award in the Sakura…

Ukraine: sugar production to drop

Sugar production in Ukraine in the 2019-2020 marketing year (MY, September 2019 – August 2020) could be reduced by 22% compared with the previous marketing year. The fall to 1.4 million tons is expected, as reported by the press service of the National Association of Sugar Producers of Ukraine “Ukrtsukor” with reference to a head…

Ukraine: apple exports to UAE to grow

In the 2018-2019 season, Ukraine can export about 200 containers of apples to the United Arab Emirates, while the volume of supplies will grow on a monthly basis. Head of the Ukrainian Fruit and Vegetable Association Fedir Rybalko made a corresponding statement at the GulFood exhibition held in Dubai, the UAE, the press service of…

Uzbekistan: vegetable oils imports up in 2018

In 2018, Uzbekistan increased the imports of vegetable oils by 42.1% in physical terms compared with the previous year, to 175.4 thousand tons, and in monetary terms – by 19.3%, to $147.4 million, declared the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources. In particular, the imports of sunflower oil demonstrated the most significant upward trend –…

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…

Azerbaijan: persimmon exports up in 2018

Last year, Azerbaijan increased the sale of persimmon by 17.5% YoY, the Chairman of the Association of Producers and Exporters of Persimmon, Gadir Yusifov, reported. In 2017, Azerbaijan sold persimmons for a total amount of $97 million. In 2018, the cultivation reached $114 million, which indicated an increase of 17.5%. Azerbaijani persimmon is mainly exported…

Ukraine: poultry meat exports up in 2018

In 2018 Ukraine exported 328.97 thousand tons of poultry meat, up by 21.24% YoY. According to the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine (SFSU), in monetary terms poultry meat exports totaled $506.61 million. The key importers of Ukrainian poultry meat in the reporting period were the Netherlands – $112.46 million; Slovakia – $59.95 million; and Saudi…