Belarus: MAZ to offer deluxe European trucks in 2017

This year the Belarusian automobile engineering company MAZ will start making Euro-6 compliant trucks for the European market, representatives of the company reported. The Belarusian automaker intends to sell new dump trucks, chassis, and truck tractors with various wheel formulas (4×2, 6×4, and 8×4) to the European Union. The trucks will be powered by Mercedes-Benz…

Belarus: construction companies to continue building affordable homes in Venezuela

Belarusian construction companies will continue building public welfare homes in Venezuela. The plans were discussed when Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Venezuela Oleg Paferov met with Venezuelan Minister of Housing and Habitats Manuel Quevedo, the press service of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported. During the meeting the sides discussed prospects of…

Belarus: external state debt down in January 2017

As of February 1, Belarus’ external state debt totaled $13.5 billion, down by $95.7 million or by 0.7% from the beginning of the year (taking into account differences in currency exchange rates), representatives of the Belarusian Finance Ministry declared. In Januaryexternal state borrowings totaled $36.8 million, including $21.8 million borrowed from the Russian government and…

Belarus: inflation at 0.9% in January 2017

In January the index of consumer prices for goods and services totaled 100.9% as against December 2016, the National Statistics Committee of Belarus reported. In January the basic index of consumer prices that disregards changes of prices for the commodities and services affected by administrative and seasonal factors reached 100.7% as against December 2016. Food…

Belarus: meat and dairy companies stay committed to high standards of quality

Belarusian meat and dairy companies adhere to the highest standards of quality, Nadezhda Kotkovets, Deputy Head of the Presidential Affairs Department, declared. “We know the safety and quality requirements. All the companies take these requirements seriously and comply with them in full,” Nadezhda Kotkovets noted. “Complaints from Russia are immediately analyzed and dealt with. In…

Belarus: export of dairy horse breeding technologies under consideration

OOO BelKumysProm in Logoisk district, Minsk region is considering the possibility of exporting dairy horse breeding technologies, the company’s director Oleg Sivchenko said. The BelKumysProm director said: “We intend to seriously start selling dairy horse breeding technologies abroad. In particular, negotiations are in progress with several regions of Russia, with Kazakhstan and Lithuania. The company…

Belarus: tractors shipped to Russia’s Sakhalin

The first five tractors Belarus-320.4 by Bobruisk Plant of Tractor Parts and Units (BZTDiA trademark) have been shipped to Russia’s Sakhalin region within the framework of the Far East Hectare program, the marketing department of the plant reported. The tractors were sent under the state support program. The recipients are five residents of Tymovsky district…

Belarus: Bellesbumprom enterprises branch out into 12 new markets in 2016

Bellesbumprom enterprises branched out into 12 new markets in 2016, Bellesbumprom spokesperson Ruzhena Novitskaya said. “The export geography of Bellesbumprom enterprises included such new destinations as Bangladesh, Bahrain, Cameroon, Kenya, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Morocco, the UAE, Albania, Iraq, Israel, and Luxembourg. In January-November 2016, the enterprises of Bellesbumprom exported $268.5 million worth of products…

Belarus and Pakistan mull over joint ventures

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Pakistan Andrei Yermolovich met with Tariq Fatemi, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister of Pakistan, to discuss a wide range of matters of bilateral cooperation and review the status of implementation of the agreements signed during top-level visits, the press service of…

Belarus: Amkodor to raise output in 2016

The Belarusian mechanical engineering company Amkodor will raise its output by 65-70% in 2016 over 2015, the press service of the enterprise quoted Amkodor’s Deputy Director General for Economy and Finance Yelena Maximova as saying. “We have shown very good results in 2016. As against 2015, the industrial output went up by 65-70%. We ensure…

Belarus: external state debt up in January-November 2016

As of December 1, 2016 Belarus’ external state debt totaled $13.5 billion, up by $1.071 billion or by 8.6% since the beginning of the year (taking into account differences in currency exchange rates), representatives of the Belarusian Finance Ministry reportged. In January-November 2016 the external state borrowings totaled $1.76 billion, including $800 million borrowed from…