Russia: sunflower export tax down

Starting from September 1, Russia is decreasing export tax for sunflower, exported to the non-Customs Union countries. The corresponding decree has already been published on the government’s web-site. Sunflower seed export tax, including material for seeding purposes, will equal 6.5% from the good’s customs value, but no less than EUR 9.75 per 1 MT. Currently…

Ukraine: corn harvesting started

As of August 26, grains and pulses (including corn) had been harvested from 9772 thousand ha (68% of the intended area) compared with 10305 thousand ha as of August 26, 2015. Farmers obtained 38.223 MMT with average yields at 3.91 MT/ha (at the same date in 2015 – 37.027 MMT with average productivity at 3.59…

Ukraine: rapeseed output down in 2016

Rapeseed harvesting is complete in Ukraine. According to UkrAgroConsult estimates, rapeseed production is likely to be 30% lower than last year. Reduction of harvesting area due to significant winter rapeseed losses (234 thousand ha) was the main reason for production decline. Nevertheless, rapeseed average yields appeared to be higher than expected and even higher than…

Russia: grain supplies to Palestine to go up

Russia plans to increase grain exports to Palestine from 70 thousand tons to 250-300 thousand tons, the Russian-Palestinian intergovernmental commission on trade and economic cooperation declared. The Palestinian party is interested in cooperation in the sphere of energy, health care, culture and agriculture. The first contract with the Palestinians for the supply of 70 thousand…

Russia: 89 million tons of grains harvested

As of August 29, Russian agrarians continued harvesting grains and pulses. Agrarians harvested grain crops throughout the general areas of 30.8 million ha (on the same date in 2015 – 25.7 million ha), or 65.3% of the planned areas (47.3 million ha). The produced volumes reached 89.3 million tons of grains, with the average yield…