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,…

Belarus: Minsk to host meat industry forum

Minsk will play host to the meat industry forum on October 27-28. Such information is posted on the website of Belarus’ Agriculture and Food Ministry. Experts will discuss topical issues of the industry and the ways to improve the quality of meat products and expand exports. The forum, which will be held on the initiative…

Bulgaria: the pace of winter sowing higher

Last week cold weather regime in Bulgaria changed to multiyear norm for the given period. Winter crops vegetation continues at a moderate pace. Rains observed during October 11-21, considerably replenished soil moisture stocks in 50 cm soil layer. In the major parts of the country moisture level in the upper soil layer exceeds 75-80%, which…

Ukraine: sunflower oil consumption down

The share of sunflower oil in the structure of Ukrainian vegetable oils production is nearly 96%. In this regard, it’s logical that the majority of population prefers sunflower oil. It should be noted that total consumption of vegetable oils by population of Ukraine has decreased over the past year. Statistics show that in H1 the…