Ukraine: flour production down in 2019-2020

In MY 2019-2020 Ukraine decreased flour output by 6.2%. Bread and bakery products manufacture fell by 13.2%, macaroni products – by 2.8%, bran – by 3.3%, while hulled, half-hulled or crushed rice – by 8.4%. At the same time, production of groats and coarse flour from oats, corn, rice, rye and barley increased by 13.7%.…

Kazakhstan: sunflower meal export doubles

According to the Committee on Statistics at Ministry of National Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the country increased the export of sunflower meal to 64 thousand tons over the 10 months of 2019-2020 MY, 2-fold YoY. Particularly, the export of sunflower meal to Uzbekistan (the key importer) almost tripled to 30 thousand tons. The…

Latvia: Amber Beverage Group allowed acquiring decisive influence in Lido restaurant chain

The Latvian Competition Council has allowed the multinational alcohol producer Amber Beverage Group to acquire decisive influence in the Latvian iconic restaurant chain and food producer JSC Lido. The competition watchdog has not found significant harm to competition arising from the deal in the area of the production of alcoholic beverages, therefore the deal has…