There were few noteworthy events during the traditional summer lull. All of the players took a break in the runup to an expected demanding autumn. The economic news is disappointing, with weakening industry and agro-production. These trends tell us little about what direction the export sales will move in this fall, though. This creates some uncertainty, especially given what is expected to be a heated campaign in the runup to the October 28th elections. More about recent tendencies you can read in our new report “Nerve-wracking Times”. The full report could be obtained through subscription at Global Source (www.globalsourcepartners.com). Trial access is available.