Ukraine: barley exports up in October 2016

According to official information, Ukraine exported 525 KMT of barley in October, up by 16.4% YoY (451.1 KMT). In total, Ukraine has increased its barley exports by 3.7% this season, to 3487.5 KMT. Saudi Arabia is still the main destination market for Ukrainian barley, though with lower shipments now. Ukrainian exporters shipped 1.43 MMT of…

Azerbaijan: another 26 agroparks to be built

It is planned to build another 26 agroparks in Azerbaijan, the country’s Economy Minister Shahin Mustafayev said. He said that the agroparks would be built in 19 districts of Azerbaijan. A variety of processing and manufacturing enterprises are planned to be built in these agroparks. Currently, the work is underway in Azerbaijan to create ‘Yalama’…

Ukraine: agro-industrial complex provides more than half of the growth of capital investments in the economy

In January-September the share of agro-industrial complex in the general growth of capital investments in Ukraine reached 51.3%, including the agricultural component at 39.6%, and the food industry at 11.7%, the Head of investment department at the National Scientific Center Institute of Agrarian Economics Nikolai Kisil declared. According to him, in January-September the general volume…

Uzbekistan to raise prices on alcohol

The minimum wholesale and retail prices on alcoholic beverages (except for beer) in Uzbekistan will be raised starting from January 1, 2017, according to a joint decision of the country’s Ministry of Finance and the State Tax Committee. The minimum wholesale wine price for producers will be increased from 4,500 to 5,400 Uzbek soums (UZS)…

Kazakhstan to create the agricultural export center

Kazakhstan plans to found the agribusiness export center, which will realize the promotion of domestic agricultural products on foreign markets, the press-service of the Ministry of Agriculture declared. The center will be formed on the basis of JSC National Company Food Contract Corporation within frames of the State program for development of the agro-industrial complex…

Kazakhstan: grain crop net weight up

Kazakhstan’s total crop of grain after conditioning reached 21.5 MMT, agriculture vice-minister Gulmira Isayeva said. In addition, she said, the nation was going to export 9 MMT of grain. With regard to the outlet markets, according to her, they are the traditional ones: Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Russia, Iran and China. “Together with the Kazakh Railways we…