Ukraine: retail trade up in January-July 2018

Retail trade in Ukraine in January-July rose by 6% YoY, according to the website of the State Statistics Service of Ukraine. However, the State Statistics Service did not disclose absolute numbers. The highest increase in retail turnover was registered in the following regions of Ukraine: Luhansk (23.4%), Zakarpattia (10.9%), Poltava (10.5%), and Donetsk (10.3%) regions.…

Georgia: trade with EU up in January-July 2018

Georgia is increasing its role as an important trade partner for the European Union (EU), the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and other countries. In January-July trade turnover with EU countries increased by 25.6% YoY, to $1.95 billion, and with CIS countries by 33.5%, to $2.38 billion, says the National Statistics Office of Georgia (Geostat).…

Georgia: win-win trade with Iran enjoyed

Georgian Ambassador to Tehran Ioseb Chakhvashvili said Tbilisi was willing to increase its economic cooperation with Iran and looked forward to win-win trade with the Islamic Republic. “Given the existing potential between the two countries, we are seeking win-win cooperation with Iran,” Chakhvashvili said during a meeting in Tehran. He added that Iranian investors could…

Belarus: trade with Sweden up in H1 2018

The trade between Belarus and Sweden reached $83.8 million in H1, up by 28.9% YoY, according to the website of the Belarusian embassy in Sweden. The Belarusian export grew by 73.1%, to $24.4 million. The supplies of Swedish products to Belarus increased by 16.7%, to $59.4 million. Belarus’ main exports to Sweden included potash fertilizers,…

Ukraine: trade relations with UK to strengthen

Ukraine and the UK have welcomed ongoing consultations on ensuring the implementation of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU, which includes a Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (DCFTA), facilitating trade worth $2.35 billion between the two countries after the UK leaves the EU, the press service of the Ministry of Economic Development…

Estonia: April 2018 retail trade turnover up

According to information released by Statistics Estonia on May 30, this April the turnover of retail trade enterprises increased by 1% YoY at constant prices, totaling EUR 560.4 million. The turnover of stores selling manufactured goods increased by 7%. Turnover increased in most economic activities, except in stores selling second-hand goods and in non-store retail…

Ukraine: trade with Germany up in 2017

In 2017 a bilateral trade between Ukraine and Germany increased by almost 23% YoY, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said after a meeting with German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, the press service of the head of the Ukrainian state informed. The head of the Ukrainian state stressed: “I can say that we’ve worked well in the economy.…

Belarus: trade with Israel up in 2017

In 2017 the Belarus-Israel trade rose by more than 50%, the Belarusian Embassy in Israel reported. On May 21-22 an official delegation headed by Belarus Deputy Prime Minister Mikhail Rusy visited Israel for the 6th meeting of the joint Belarusian-Israeli committee on trade and economic cooperation. “During the meeting the parties reviewed the economic cooperation…

Poland: trade turnover with Ukraine up in 2017

Relations between Ukraine and Poland are developing successfully, in particular, in the economic sector, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Poland to Ukraine Jan Pieklo said. “In most sectors the relations between Ukraine and Poland are good and very good, particularly with regard to cooperation in the economy. In recent years, the parties…

Belarus: trade with Turkey to grow

A Belarusian parliamentary delegation headed by Valery Voronetsky, Chairman of the Standing Committee on International Affairs of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus, met with Chairman of the Committee on International Affairs of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey Volkan Bozkir in Ankara, the press service of the House of Representatives…

Ukraine: trade growth rate with Germany good

Ukraine and Germany are pleased with the growth rate of trade between the two countries, President Petro Poroshenko said during a joint briefing with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin. “Chancellor Merkel and I are pleased with the growth rate of bilateral trade. It has grown by more than 20%. Germany remains one of the…

Estonia: February 2018 retail turnover up

According to information released by Statistics Estonia on March 29, the turnover of retail trade enterprises in February increased by 3% YoY at constant prices. In February the turnover of retail trade enterprises totaled EUR 495.9 million. The turnover of stores selling manufactured goods increased by 7% compared to February 2017. Turnover increased in five…

Latvia: turnover in food stores up in January 2018

Retail trade turnover in food stores grew by 9% YoY in January. This includes a 5.8% increase in non-specialized stores and 62.2% in specialized stores, according to information from Maxima retail compass industry review. 2018 commenced with increased growth rate for retail trade sector (except for retail trade of fuel) when compared with the years…

Ukraine: trade with Finland growing

Trade between Ukraine and Finland has increased by 17%, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin has said. He stated this at a joint briefing with Finnish Foreign Minister Timo Soini. “Our turnover has grown by 17%,” Klimkin said. In addition, he said that a meeting of the joint Ukrainian-Finnish commission on trade and economic cooperation was…

Estonia: January 2018 retail turnover down

According to information released by Statistics Estonia, the turnover of retail trade enterprises in January decreased by 1% YoY at constant prices. The decrease in turnover was affected the most by enterprises engaged in the retail sales of automotive fuel. In January the turnover of retail trade enterprises totaled EUR 521.2 million. The decrease in…