Ukraine: flour exports volumes to drop

In April Ukraine supplied 24.9 thousand tons of flour to foreign markets, which became the minimum monthly value in 2017-2018 MY, as well as down by 9% YoY (27.4 thousand tons). Decreasing of the interest in Ukrainian flour from its key consumer – North Korea, which did not received the supplies in March and April,…

Belarus: milk and juices popular in Chinese Wuhan

Belarusian milk and juices sell well in the Chinese city of Wuhan, Hubei Province, Yilin Zhang, head of the international economic ties department at Wuhan-Hankou Logistics Company, declared. The executive said that the company started buying milk and juices from Belarus in 2016 and increased import in 2017. The Belarusian dairy company Savushkin Product is…

Ukraine: palm oil use to be banned

The Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine’s parliament, has adopted at the first reading a bill introducing amendments to some laws of Ukraine regarding the ban on the use of palm oil in food production. A total of 233 MPs voted for the approval of the respective draft law, No. 3871, at the first reading. “The purpose of…

Belarus: agricultural output up in January-April 2018

The agricultural output in Belarus’ enterprises of all categories in current prices reached Br3.4 billion in January-April, up by 1.5% YoY in comparable prices, the National Statistics Committee reported. The agricultural enterprises manufactured Br3.3 billion worth of products, up by 2%. The enterprises of all categories produced 607,400 tons of livestock and poultry (live weight),…

Belarus: Mogilev meat and dairy producers seek to tap into Japanese market

Mogilev companies are planning to branch out into the Japanese meat and dairy market. Relevant contracts may be concluded at the first Belarusian-Japanese economic forum in Japan on May 9-11, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Japan Ruslan Yesin announced. “The forthcoming forum will include meetings between Mogilev meat and dairy producers and Japanese…

Ukraine: sugar exports down in April 2018

In April Ukrainian producers delivered 41,800 tons of sugar to foreign markets, down by 12% MoM (47,200 tons in March), the press service of the Ukrtsukor National Association of Sugar Producers of Ukraine reported. “Although the pace of shipments slightly decreased, the geography of exports has not changed. Most shipments were made to Uzbekistan –…

Kazakhstan: Iranian rice to be sown

One of the peasant enterprises of Kyzylorda region plans to sow Iranian Torem Hoshemi rice variety on 500 ha. Last year it sowed a trial of Iranian rice on 70 hectares and got a good harvest, thus, gaining an opportunity to export its products to Iran. The local experts analyzed the mineral content of the…

Azerbaijan: honey to get organic certification

The Association of Beekeepers of Azerbaijan will send an appeal to the Agriculture Ministry, according to the president of the association Badraddin Khasratov. The goal is to obtain organic certification for Azerbaijani honey. “The ministry should apply to the Cabinet of Ministers for this. After the receipt of the certificate of organic product, the entry…

Ukraine: fruit and berry exports up in Q1 2018

Ukrainian farmers in January-March boosted fruit and berry exports by 68% YoY, to $57 million. “The leaders in the commodity structure of domestic products exports this year were walnuts ($42 million), frozen berries ($10 million), as well as apples and pears ($5 million),” the press service of the Ukrainian association of gardening and small fruit…

Belarus: farm exports up in January-February 2018

In January-February Belarus’ farm exports rose by 7.4%, Aleksei Bogdanov, Head of the Central Office for Foreign Economic Activities of the Belarusian Agriculture and Food Ministry, said at the Dairy Belarus international forum. “In January-February the Belarusian agricultural industry expanded by 7.4% over January-February 2017. The trade reached $765 million. We recorded the growth in…

Tajikistan: flour imports down in Q1 2018

Tajikistan is gradually reducing the import of flour, and increasing the import of wheat, which is subsequently processed by the republic itself, according to the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade. In the first quarter of this year flour imports decreased by 8,000 tons in comparison with the indicators of 2017, while the import of…

Azerbaijan: hazelnut production to grow

Azerbaijan intends to significantly increase hazelnut production in 2018, according to the Azerbaijan Hazelnut Exporters Consortium. Its representative noted that the Consortium planned to increase production by almost 48%. “We plan to produce 60,000-65,000 tons of hazelnut in 2018, which is much more than last year. As for exports, this depends not only on increasing…