MTZ’s export rose by 26% YoY, to $561 million in 2017, Yuri Pototurko, the acting deputy director general for marketing – marketing director of Minsk Tractor Works (MTZ trademark), said at an international conference of MTZ distribution network entities.
MTZ significantly built up exports to a number of countries: Russia, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Germany, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Serbia, Viet Nam, Pakistan, and others. Among the most important events of last year Yuri Pototurko named the launch of the MTZ assembly facility in Tajikistan, the reopening of the assembly line in Uzbekistan, and the supply of Belarusian tractors to Cuba within the framework of the state export-lending program. MTZ expects strong export performance this year as well.
Minsk Tractor Works remains the leading manufacturer of tractors in the CIS. In 2017 the company manufactured 32,689 units, shipped 33,715 units to consumers, with more than 90% (namely 30,817 units) going to foreign consumers. Belarus tractors are used in 150 countries. Over its history the company has exported more than 2.6 million tractors. (BelTA/Business World Magazine)