Belarus: Belaruskali to purchase electric motors

The state-owned Belarusian company OAO Belaruskali has announced a tender to purchase 52 electric motors ranging in capacity from 0.25kW to 200kW valued at Br582,750 ($297,900), according a message posted on Belarus’ official procurement web site. The closing date for applications is November 28. Belaruskali will purchase the motors at its own expense and wants…

Belarus: Minsk getting ready to discuss joining WTO

Belarus is getting prepared to hold talks with the European Union in December-January on matters of joining the World Trade Organization (WTO), Belarus’ Ambassador to Belgium and Luxembourg and its Permanent Representative to the European Union and NATO Alexander Mikhnevich said. “They are ready to sit down at a negotiating table with us in December-January”,…

Moldova: level of relations with Belarus praised

Moldova’s outgoing President Nicolae Timofti praised the level of the Belarusian-Moldovan relations and emphasized the trustworthy bilateral dialogue at the highest level, the Belarusian embassy in Moldova reported. Nicolae Timofti mentioned it in his face-to-face talks with the Belarus’ Ambassador to Moldova Sergei Chichuk who took part in the Moldovan President’s meeting with heads of…

Venezuela considering food imports from Belarus

Belarus and Venezuela are discussing the launch of supplies of Belarusian food. This issue was addressed during a meeting between Belarusian Ambassador to Venezuela Oleg Paferov and Venezuela’s Food Minister Rodolfo Marco Torres, the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus reported. “The parties discussed the development of bilateral cooperation in the…

Belarus to strengthen cooperation with Altai region

Matters related to the establishment of joint ventures and new partnerships were discussed during a meeting between Belarus’ Deputy Industry Minister Alexander Ogorodnikov and Deputy Governor of Russia’s Altai region Viktor Meshcheryakov, the press service of the Industry Ministry reported. “The meeting of the bilateral commission for the cooperation between Belarus and Altai region discussed…

Belarus: Amkodor to design prototypes for oil well maintenance in Tatarstan

The Belarusian mechanical engineering company Amkodor is ready to design prototype machines for the oil extraction industry of Russia’s Tatarstan, the company’s website reported. Representatives of the large Russian oil company Tatneft led by Director General Nail Maganov arrived in Belarus in line with the agreement made by the Belarus president and the Tatarstan president.…

Belarus: Belaruskali has enough contracts to work at full capacity till March 2017

The state-owned Belarusian company OAO Belaruskali has enough potash export contracts to operate at full capacity till March 2017, a Belaruskali representative reported. Belaruskali’s production facilities have been operating at full capacity since July, when Belarus Potash Company (Belaruskali’s key export trader) signed long-term contracts to ship potash fertilizers to consumers in India and China…

Belarus and Pskov region enjoying growth in mutual trade

Belarus and Pskov region (Russia) demonstrated a considerable growth in the mutual trade in a number of positions. Cooperation prospects in various areas were discussed at the meeting of the Belarusian delegation led by Vice Premier Anatoly Kalinin with Pskov region governor Andrei Turchak, spokeswoman for the Belarusian Architecture and Construction Ministry Yevgeniya Filimonova reported.…

Belarus: GDP down in January-October 2016

Belarus’ gross domestic product (GDP) reduced by 2.8% YoY in January-October to 78.097 billion Belarusian rubles ($39.87 billion at the central bank’s exchange rate), an official with Belarus’ National Statistics Committee reported. Industrial output in January-October fell by 1.5% YoY to Br64.93 billion ($33.15 billion). Farm output grew b 3.8% YoY to Br13.547 billion ($6.92…

Belarus and Germany discuss investment cooperation

Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei met with Michael Harms, Executive Director of Germany’s Committee on Eastern European Economic Relations, to discuss ways to step up the cooperation between the two countries, the press service of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported. “The parties discussed prospects for bolstering the trade and investment cooperation…

Belarus: Belaruskali ups solid alkali output amid high demand

The state-owned OAO Belaruskali increased solid alkali output to meet the growing consumer demand for this product, a company representative reported. Solid alkali is manufactured at Belaruskali’s electromembrane process factory, which resumed operation in late October. Belaruskali has started supplying solid alkali in 25-kilo bags. The product is shipped to customers in Belarus, Russia and…

Belarus: producer prices up in October 2016

Belarusian producer prices in October increased by 0.3% MoM (up by 8.1% compared to the level of December 2015), the National Statistical Committee (Belstat) reported. Construction prices grew by 0.5% MoM (up by 3.4% compared to the level of December 2015). Freight tariffs (all means of transportation) reduced by 0.5% MoM but increased by 4.5%…