Ukraine: sugar output down in 2019-2020

In 2019-2020 MY Ukraine produced 1.48 million tons of sugar, down by 19% YoY. “In total, there were 33 sugar refineries in operation, which processed 9.84 million tons of sugar beet – almost a third less than in the previous year. As we can see, a significant reduction in the amount of raw materials caused…

Ukraine: banana imports up in 2019

Ukraine in 2019 updated its historical record for banana imports, having purchased about 275,000 tons, up by 8-9% YoY. Experts say a record volume of banana imports to Ukraine has been observed against the background of growing output of Ukrainian fruit and berries and a decreased number consumers due to loss of control over the…

Kazakhstan: food-processing ventures to open in Shymkent

In order to develop agriculture in Kazakhstan’s Shymkent city, project for creation of agriculture and industrial zone is being implemented in the city, a representative of city’s Department of Agriculture and Veterinary reported. According to the representative, in order to implement the task set by Kazakhstan’s First President Nursultan Nazarbayev and the State Development program…

Georgia: tangerines exports up in 2019

Exports of Georgian tangerines amounted to 21,333 tons from the middle of October to December 19, up by 6.2% YoY, announced the Ministry of Agriculture. New export destination countries are Lithuania (120.9 tons), Slovenia (158.2 tons), Qatar (0.4 tons) and Singapore (0.1 tons). The leading export destination countries are Russia – 13,075.3 tons, Ukraine –…