Kazakhstan: meat production up in 2018

Meat production in Kazakhstan in 2018 made 270,550 tons, up by 8% YoY, the Statistics Committee of the National Economy Ministry reported.

Milk production was 535,501tons (+10%).

The volume of flour made 4,036,460 tons (+0.7%), sugar – 283,134 tons (-23.9%) and cereals – 81,327 tons (+15%). (Kazinform/Business World Magazine)

Ukraine: eggs in shell exports up in 2018

Ukrainian producers in 2018 boosted exports of eggs in shell by 21.3%, to almost 107,500 tons, while shell egg exports in monetary terms increased by 37.1%, to $94.1 million. Imports of eggs in shell in 2018 decreased by 40% in physical terms and by 32% in monetary terms, to 3,400 tons and $13.1 million, respectively,…

Turkmenistan: retail sale of alcohol limited

The Law on Prevention of Harmful Effects of Alcohol, signed by Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, came into force in Turkmenistan. The law defines a legal, organizational and economic framework for the government policy in this area. Trade entities are prohibited from selling alcohol on non-working holidays (except for the provision of catering services) and memorable…

Latvia: bread consumption down in 2018

There was a slight drop in bread consumption in Latvia last year, according to Latvian Bakers’ Association board chairman Karlis Zemess. He says the bread market is not stable and that it has a tendency to decline due to the reducing bread consumption, which in turn is caused by the ongoing population decline, promotion of…

Kazakhstan: food prices up in December 2018

In December 2018, food prices in Kazakhstan increased by 5.1% YoY, the Statistics Committee of the Kazakh Ministry of National Economy reported. Last year, baked goods, cereals, meat, fish and seafood, dairy products, eggs, oils and fats, sugar, confectionery, alcohol-free and alcoholic beverages rose in price, whereas fruit and vegetables became cheaper. Regarding cereal products,…

Ukraine: flour exports down in 2018

The Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine reports that Ukraine has exported 112 thousand tons of flour by December 19, down by 101.7 thousand tons YoY. Since the start of MY2018-2019, wheat flour shipments have amounted to 111.5 thousand tons, whereas other types of flour – 0.6 thousand tons. In MY2017-2018, flour exports…

Georgia: Japan and Korea next export markets for wine

Japan and South Korea will be the next export markets for Georgian wine, Georgian Agricultural Minister Levan Davitashvili announced. Davitashvili accented the importance of state programs that resulted in the development of Georgian wine on export markets. The minister also underlined the increase in the Georgian National Wine Agency’s budget, which would assist in the…

Kyrgyzstan: only organic products to be manufactured

Kyrgyzstan has to switch to the production of only organic products, that is, non-GMO and cultivated with the use of natural fertilizers. Speaker of the Parliament Dastanbek Dzhumabekov sent a corresponding instruction to the government. It states that the production of agricultural products throughout the country should become organic within ten years. Farmers should not…

Ukraine: MHP buys Slovenian poultry firm Perutnina Ptuj

Ukraine’s major chicken meat producer PJSC Myronivsky Hliboproduct (MHP) has signed an agreement to buy 90.68% of the issued share capital of a Slovenian poultry producer, Perutnina Ptuj (PP). “MHP SE, a leading international agro-industrial group, following the announcement of its intention to acquire Perutnina Ptuj D.D. on September 26, announces that MHP has signed…