Kazakhstan: meat production up in 2018

Meat production in Kazakhstan in 2018 made 270,550 tons, up by 8% YoY, the Statistics Committee of the National Economy Ministry reported. Milk production was 535,501tons (+10%). The volume of flour made 4,036,460 tons (+0.7%), sugar – 283,134 tons (-23.9%) and cereals – 81,327 tons (+15%). (Kazinform/Business World Magazine)

Ukraine: eggs in shell exports up in 2018

Ukrainian producers in 2018 boosted exports of eggs in shell by 21.3%, to almost 107,500 tons, while shell egg exports in monetary terms increased by 37.1%, to $94.1 million. Imports of eggs in shell in 2018 decreased by 40% in physical terms and by 32% in monetary terms, to 3,400 tons and $13.1 million, respectively,…

Turkmenistan: retail sale of alcohol limited

The Law on Prevention of Harmful Effects of Alcohol, signed by Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, came into force in Turkmenistan. The law defines a legal, organizational and economic framework for the government policy in this area. Trade entities are prohibited from selling alcohol on non-working holidays (except for the provision of catering services) and memorable…

Latvia: bread consumption down in 2018

There was a slight drop in bread consumption in Latvia last year, according to Latvian Bakers’ Association board chairman Karlis Zemess. He says the bread market is not stable and that it has a tendency to decline due to the reducing bread consumption, which in turn is caused by the ongoing population decline, promotion of…