Ukraine: export prices for soybean oil increase

In the current week the Ukrainian export market of soybean oil demonstrated some increasing of selling prices, due to rather high demand for the product. As of September 13 selling prices for hydrated soybean oil usually varied within the range of $770-775/ton FCA, crude soybean oil – $730-750/ton FCA, up nearly by $10-20/ton compared with…

Latvia disagrees with proposal to reduce cod and herring fishing volumes in the Gulf of Riga

Minister Janis Duklavs met with NGOs at Agriculture Ministry’s Fishing Advisory Council meeting and discussed with them European Commission’s proposal for fishing opportunities in the Baltic Sea in 2018. EC’s proposal for fishing opportunities would affect Latvia the most negatively in relation to eastern cod (project suggests a 28% reduction) and herring (7%). There is…

Ukraine: honey factory opens in Cherkasy region

First Vice Prime Minister, Economic Development and Trade Minister of Ukraine Stepan Kubiv has attended the official opening of the Ukrainian-Austrian Beehive honey factory in the village of Cherniavka in Cherkasy region. “A new honey production factory Beehive.ukraine opens here. This is a joint Ukrainian-Austrian project with an investment of about EUR 10 million. A…

Belarus: beef export to China launched

Two Belarusian companies, namely OAO Mogilev Meat Packing Plant and OOO Veles-Meat, are launching frozen beef export to China, Aleksei Bogdanov, head of the Foreign Trade Department at the Belarusian Agriculture and Food Ministry, announced. “The first two Belarusian meat producers have started exporting beef to the Chinese market,” Aleksei Bogdanov said. “We are not…

Ukraine: Allseeds starts new season with a record

On August 21, Allseeds’ oil extraction plant in Yuzhny port started processing 2017-crop oilseeds. According to the company press-service, a few days later the plant’s capacity set a new record of 2.2 KMT a day. “This result was achieved owing to technological re-equipment of the production process and removing bottlenecks at the time of off-season…

Kazakhstan: another lamb batch shipped to Iran

Another batch of mutton has been shipped to Iran, the press service of the Kazakh Ministry of Agriculture reported. The work, done by Kazakhstan’s agricultural ministry together with the Iranian side, resulted in the harmonization of the veterinary requirements for supplying live sheep and chilled mutton from Kazakhstan to Iran. In addition, the requirements for…

Ukraine: wheat export prices down

Bearish price trends persisted on the Ukrainian milling wheat market last week. Average export prices for 12.5%- protein milling wheat closed the week down by another $1-2/MT FOB for September-October delivery. Prices for wheat with 11.5% protein content remained within the last week’s range for September-October delivery. Export prices for feed wheat closed the week…

Ukraine: 37.5 million tons of grains harvested

As of September 4, Ukraine harvested 37.537 million tons of grains (including corn) throughout the areas of 9.794 million ha (67% of the plan). The average yield totaled 3.83 ton/ha, the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine declared. In particular, agrarians harvested buckwheat throughout 59 thousand ha (32%), and produced 67 thousand tons…