Ukraine: grain harvest up in 2018

According to official information of the State Statistics Service of Ukraine on the final harvest results, farmers harvested a total 70.1 million tons of grains and pulses in 2018, up by 13.1% YoY. Grain production increased in 2018 at the expense of a corn crop rise to a record 35.8 million tons (+45.1%). (UkrAgroConsult/Business World…

Georgia: wine masterclass held in Japan

Sommeliers, distributors, restaurant and hospitality sector representatives attended a Georgian wine masterclass held in the Japanese city of Naha, announces the National Wine Agency of Georgia. About 60 guests attended the masterclass, where they had the opportunity to taste seven varieties of Georgian wine. An exhibition called “Georgia – Homeland of Wine” is taking place…

Ukraine: chocolate exports to EU up in 2018

Ukrainian producers in 2018 boosted chocolate exports to the European Union by 22.6% YoY, to EUR 41.2 million. Romania was a major buyer of Ukrainian chocolate products (4,900 tons of chocolate and cocoa products), the Pro-Consulting company’s press service said. Also, the largest buyers of Ukrainian chocolate were Hungary (2,600 tons) and Bulgaria (2,500 tons).…

Ukraine: food producers to expand cooperation with UAE

The leading Ukrainian producers of food and agricultural products plan to expand business cooperation with the UAE. This was stated during the Gulfood Briefing held at the Kyiv Chamber of Commerce and Industry. During the event, the results of participation of Ukrainian companies in the Gulfood-2019, the world’s largest annual food, beverage and equipment exhibition…

Ukraine: mayonnaise production up in January 2019

Ukraine’s large and medium-sized plants produced 8.6 thousand tons of mayonnaise in January, up by 1.2% YoY (8.5 thousand tons). In addition, its output hit a three-year high. Taking into account that the Ukrainian mayonnaise market is focused on the domestic consumer, no substantial production growth can be expected now. The market is saturated with…