Turkey: new fruit appears

Turkey has received the first dragon fruit harvest (pitaya), after a year of preparation. This fruit of Vietnamese origin has adapted well to the climatic conditions of this region, mainly planted with citrus, but also strawberries and bananas. Producers are looking for high value alternatives and after testing with the cape gooseberry, they got good…

Kazakhstan: milling wheat prices strengthen

Last week growing of milling wheat prices was noted on the export market of Kazakhstan. Factors of price support: – increased demand from major importers; – strengthening of national currency; – increase in milling wheat prices in the Black Sea region. Thus, over the week 12.5% wheat export prices increased by $8-10 to $172-178/MT FOB…

Ukraine: agriculture contributing 12% to GDP

Agriculture contributes 12% to Ukraine’s GDP and every fifth Ukrainian is working in this area. This has been reported by NGO AgroReformsUA, which aims to implement effective reforms in the agrarian sector of Ukraine. “In 2015, the share of agricultural products in the foreign trade of Ukraine reached 38%. This means that the sale of…

Ukraine: India becomes the leader in purchasing of agricultural products

According to the State Statistics Service, in January-September India imported the largest volumes of Ukrainian agricultural food products in monetary terms – more than 9% of the general export volumes (valued at $959 million), the Deputy Director on scientific work at the National Scientific Center “Institute of agrarian economy” Nikolai Pugachev declared. According to him,…