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12 July 2019

Misconduct in agroholdings: unprecedented grain fraud by Agroinvestgroup

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Just as the fuss over the default of a well-known Ukrainian agroholding Mriya faded away, the Ukrainian agribusiness was shaken by another fraud scandal. Having affected 60% of grain market players, both national and international, the issue is believed to be the biggest grain fraud in the history of Ukrainian agriculture. The present article...

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17 July 2019

MHP: chicken meat exports up 43%

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MHP, a Ukraine-based agroholding, has exported 190,500 tonnes of chicken meat in the first half of 2019, a 43% increase compared to the same period last year. The main export destinations were the countries of EU, Middle East, Africa and Asia. Also, MHP has increased chicken meat production 15% to 353,600 tonnes in the first half of 2019, as...

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17 July 2019

KSG Agro: debt to LBBW down 63%

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A Ukraine-based agroholding KSG Agro and German Landesbank Baden-Wuerttemberg (LBBW) have signed a debt restructuring agreement. As a result, LBBW has written off a substantial part of the debt of KSG Agro, which dropped 63% from $ 9.3 million to $ 3.6 million. In total, LBBW provided KSG Agro with a loan of $ 12.9 million. As reported by KSG Agro,...

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16 July 2019

IMC to increase revenue 30%

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IMC, a Ukraine-based agroholding engaged in crop and dairy production, expects to receive $ 170.2 million revenue in 2019, which is 29.3% higher than in 2018 ($ 131.6 million). According to estimations, the company‘s revenue might decline to $ 160.5 million in 2020 and $ 167.9 million in 2021. EBITDA is expected to reach $ 56.7 million in 2019, a...

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16 July 2019

Agroliga started harvesting early crops

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Agroliga, a Ukraine-based agroholding, reported on a start of harvesting campaign. So far, the company has harvested 2,900 hectares of winter wheat from and 500 hectares of winter barley. The average yield of barley reached 5.3-5.9 tonnes per hectare. In the nearest time Agroliga plans to start harvesting spring barley. Agroliga operates 10,000...

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