Ukraine: corn production to increase in 2018

In 2018 the harvest volumes of corn in Ukraine will increase by 19.4% YoY, and total nearly 29.5 million tons, declared the First Deputy Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine, Maksym Martynyuk. According to him, in 2018-2019 MY the exports volumes will total 22 million tons. Also, Ukraine will increase the production of…

Ukraine: Kiev region begins sugar beet harvesting

In parallel with late cereals and legumes harvesting Kiev region has begun sugar beet harvesting. As of September 13 in Kiev region agrarians started late cereals, legumes and technical crops harvesting, Kyiv Regional State Administration reported on its Facebook page. That 36.9 thousand tons of sugar beet have been harvested with the average yield of…

Ukraine: Bayer opens new factory in Zhytomyr region

German company Bayer has opened a modern factory for production of seeds of agricultural crops in Zhytomyr region, northwestern Ukraine. “The Bayer company has opened a new modern factory for the production of seeds of agricultural crops in Zhytomyr region. The company has created 85 permanent and 220 seasonal jobs for Ukrainians,” President of Ukraine…

Armenia: pizza makers eager to enter market

Papa John’s Pizza, Baskin Robbins and Domino’s Pizza are eager to enter the Armenian market, according to a press release from the U.S. embassy in Armenia. The Embassy and the U.S. Commercial Service in Moscow, in partnership with IDBank, organized a one-day conference focused on franchise business opportunities. The event is part of an ongoing…

Belarus: dairy export to China up in January-July 2018

Enterprises affiliated with the Belarusian Agriculture and Food Ministry increased dairy export to China 5.6-fold YoY in January-July, Aleksei Bogdanov, Head of the Central Office for Foreign Economic Activities of the Belarusian Agriculture and Food Ministry, declared. “In January-July Belarus’ farm export to China totaled $23.3 million, up 4.2-fold. Dairy was the biggest contributor. In…

Georgia: 2018 grape harvest kicks off

The 2018 grape harvest is in full swing in Georgia’s wine region of Kakheti. This will be the first grape harvest in the last 10 years that has not been subsidized by the state. Diversified markets, increased wine exports and the number of enterprises on the market gives firm reasons to believe that the grape…

Romania: African swine fever strikes largest pig farm

African swine fever (ASF) has been confirmed on Romania’s largest pig breeding farm, where 140,000 animals are being culled. The deadly ASF virus was confirmed on the farm, which consists of three adjacent properties in the southern county of Braila, after water samples were sent to the authorities. Romania’s national veterinary authority, ANSVSA, confirmed the…

Belarus: more beef to be sold to China

Belarus intends to sell more beef to China, representatives of the Embassy of Belarus in China reported after Belarusian Agriculture and Food Minister Leonid Zayats held a series of negotiations in Beijing. Leonid Zayats met with top executives of the China Meat Association (CMA), Great Silk Road Company, and Chengdu Haiyunda Company. The sides discussed…

Ukraine: mayonnaise production up in June 2018

In June mayonnaise production by Ukraine’s large and medium-sized plants totaled 10.5 thousand tons, i.e. it recovered to the level of June 2017. Mayonnaise output in the reporting month was the second largest this year, but it still remained below the four-year average of 11.2 thousand tons. Although it gained almost 2% from May, this…

Kazakhstan: flour exports up in May 2018

Kazakhstan exported 162 thousand tons of flour in May, up by 18% MoM (137.5 thousand tons), but down by 2% YoY (165 thousand tons). In total, Kazakh flour exports in MY 2017-2018 (September-May) were up by 4% YoY, at 1.8 million tons. The biggest importers of flour from Kazakhstan are its neighbors Afghanistan and Uzbekistan.…

Ukraine: meat production down in H1 2018

Meat production in Ukraine in January-June totaled 1.78 million tons (live weight), down by 0.3% YoY. Milk production in the country in H1 declined by 2%, to 6 million, while egg production grew by 2.6%, to 9.65 billion eggs, the State Statistics Service of Ukraine said. The data excluded reports from temporarily occupied areas in…