Ukraine: sugar export down in April 2020

In April, Ukrainian producers exported 9.1 thousand tons of sugar, down 2-fold MoM (19.6 thousand tons). “At the end of March, we saw some recovery on the London Stock Exchange. As a result, the demand for Ukrainian sugar grew slightly and producers were able to supply almost 20,000 tons of sugar to the foreign markets…

Ukraine: sugar beet sown areas decrease

As of May 13, 209 thousand hectares of sugar beets were sown in Ukraine – 5% less than last year. In addition to the reduction of sown areas, the current season is characterized by unfavorable weather conditions, which, in turn, can significantly affect yields. “This year’s sowing campaign was much more difficult, because the snowless…

Georgia: Ojaleshi Salkhino added to appellation wines list

The Georgian wine variety of Ojaleshi Salkhino has been added to the list of protected Georgian appellation wines. Ojaleshi Salkhino is a red dry wine from Martvili municipality in the western Georgian region of Samegrelo. Until now, there have been 20 Georgian appellation wines registered in Georgia: Khvanchkara, Mukuzani, Tsinandali, Akhasheni, Gurjaani, Kindzmarauli, Manavi, Kakheti,…

Ukraine: buckwheat imports up in Q1 2020

Ukraine’s buckwheat imports reached UAH 115 million in January-March, up 6.5-fold YoY, according to the State Customs Service. “At the same time, buckwheat exports have significantly decreased, which means its stocks will be enough for everyone,” the State Customs Service wrote on its Facebook page. (Ukrinform/Business World Magazine)

Kazakhstan: oilseed stocks down in Q1 2020

As of April 1, the registered carry-over stocks of oilseeds in Kazakhstan totaled 1.072 million tons. In particular, crop-growing organizations stored 362.2 thousand tons of oilseeds, farm households – 152.9 thousand tons and fat-and-oil enterprises – 291.4 thousand tons, reported the Statistics Committee at the Ministry of National Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan (KazStat).…