Ukraine: memorandum with grain exporters signed

On July 12, the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine signed the Memorandum of understanding with market participants – exporters of grains for 2016/2017 MY, declared the press-service of the Ministry. In particular, the parties agreed to coordinate the volumes of grain exports from the country in the new season “to ensure food…

Russia: imports of sour cherry from Afghanistan and peaches from Somali banned

Russia bans import of sour cherry and cherry from Afghanistan and peaches and nectarines from Somali because of suspected smuggling of such products, the Russian veterinary and phytosanitary watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor said. Temporary restrictions are introduced on import of such products to Russia through third countries as well. Measures are taken in connection with deliveries of…

Russia: seaports grain shipments up in H1 2016

In January-June the seaports of Russia increased the shipment volumes of grains by 29.4% YoY, to 12.1 million tons, the Association of Sea Commercial Ports of the Russian Federation announced. At the same time some increasing of mineral fertilizers shipment by 9.9%, to 8.5 million tons, was observed. The general cargo turnover in the Russian…

Ukraine: new season for sunflower oil market

In the season-2016/2017 the production of sunflower oil in Ukraine will increase to 5.36 million tons, against 4.78 million tons in the previous year, due to significant increasing of sunflower seed production in the country. As a result, the key country-exporter of sunflower oil in the world will increase its shipments by 0.55 million tons…

Ukraine: free falling grain prices

The beginning of the season 2016/2017 was marked by export prices reduction to six-year minimum. Only during the first week of the new season prices for all grain crops lost on average $7, and they are also down by $40 compared with the beginning of last season. In fact, price reduction is typical for a…