Belarus: BelAZ ships 14 heavy-duty trucks to Russian consumers

Belarus’ BelAZ heavy-duty truck manufacturer (Zhodino, Minsk region) shipped 14 BelAZ-7547 trucks for open-cast mining operations with a load capacity of 42-45 tons to customers in Russia’s Central and Ural districts, BelAZ said in a release. The shipments were facilitated by Russia’s National Non-metallic Company and BelTransLogistic Ltd. BelAZ made a three-year partnership deal with…

Belarus: economic efforts paying off

The economic efforts made by the Belarusian Government and the National Bank over the past two years have been effective, Belarus’ Deputy Economy Minister Dmitry Krutoy said when speaking at the 11th international conference on Eurasian economic integration in Moscow. “In recent years a consensus has been reached in Belarus on the main objective which…

Belarus earmarks $49.5 million to pay for green energy in 2016

Belarus’ energy concern Belenergo will spend $49.5 million in 2016 to purchase electric energy produced by power generating facilities, which use renewable energy sources, a Belenergo official reported. Belarus’ green power generating facilities will produce an estimated 281.8 million kWh of electric energy in 2016 Belenergo’s tariff on electricity produced by power generating facilities, which…

Belarus: winter crops face bad weather conditions

Due to predominantly below-normal temperatures, winter crops faced bad weather conditions for their growth and development in October. In most of the country, the accumulated sum of effective degree-days was lower than in October 2015 when winter crops were also exposed to warmth shortages. Winter crops stopped active growth one or two weeks ahead of…

Belarus: GDP energy intensity halved

The energy intensity of Belarus’ gross domestic product was halved in the last 13 years. The information was released by Vitaly Kretsky, Head of the Department for Organizational and Legal Work and Interaction with Mass Media in the State Standardization Committee of Belarus. The official said: “The energy intensity of Belarus’ GDP has been halved…

Belarus: food products popular in the CIS

Belarusian food products are in demand on all the markets of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), Belarusian Antimonopoly Regulation and Trade Minister Vladimir Koltovich reported. “Foreign partners like Belarusian products. Russians, Ukrainians and Kazakhs know that the Belarusian quality is high, and our products are welcome on all the CIS markets”, the minister stressed.…

Belarus: producers to upgrade quality management systems

Belarusian manufacturers must upgrade their quality management systems to comply with the new standard STB ISO 9001-2015 by September 15, 2018, Chairman of the State Committee for Standardization Viktor Nazarenko reported. Viktor Nazarenko recalled that a new version of the national standard for quality management system STB ISO 9001-2015, identical to the international standard, was…

Belarus interested in Polish fruit and vegetable processing technologies

Belarus is interested in assimilating Poland’s innovative technologies for processing fruit and vegetables. Belarusian Deputy Agriculture and Food Minister Vladimir Grakun made the statement during negotiations with a Polish delegation in Minsk on November 8. The meeting was held to discuss the development of bilateral cooperation. The official said that Belarusian companies took an interest…

Belarus: trade with Pakistan on the rise

The trade between Belarus and Pakistan has been recently gaining momentum, the Embassy of Belarus in Pakistan reported. In January-September the trade between Belarus and Pakistan totaled $38.6 million, with Belarus exporting $30 million worth of products to Pakistan. The deliveries of Belarusian tractors increased by 7.8%, tractor parts by 55.4%. The deliveries of Belarusian…

Belarus: imports of rapeseed low

In 2016 Belarus demonstrated the lowest index of rapeseed production during 8 recent years. But since the beginning of the current season, the oilseed import volumes were estimated as quite moderate, due to the higher offer prices of imported rapeseed in comparison with the Belarusian oilseed, as well as price environment of the rapeseed oil…

Belarus: hundreds of state-owned farms subject to pre-trial financial readjustment

As many as 323 partially or fully state-owned agribusiness companies in Belarus are subject to pre-trial financial readjustment, while another 102 farms face bankruptcy, in accordance with the government’s resolution No. 889 dated October 31. As previously reported, Belarus authorities gave the green light to selling or leasing insolvent state-owned farms and agricultural companies. Belarus’…

Belarus and Indonesia planning infrastructure projects in transport sector

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Indonesia Vladimir Lopato-Zagorsky met with Indonesian Transport Minister Budi Karya Sumadi, the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus reported. The meeting was also attended by representatives of ZAO Belzarubezhstroy. “Agreements were reached to explore the areas of interaction between ZAO Belzarubezhstroy and Indonesian counterparts…

Belarus: Belagroprombank offers special credits to SME

Belarus’ Belagroprombank has announced a special offer (valid from till February 28, 2017) with credits for small business development available at 19% (Belarusian rubles) and 9% per annum (dollar and euro). Belagroprombank’s SME credit offer targets finically stable self-employed businessmen and privately-owned companies with annual proceeds under $5 million and a positive credit history. OAO…

Belarus reports $2.397 billion commodity trade deficit in January-September 2016

Belarus’ foreign trade deficit stood at $2.397 billion in January-September to compare with a $1.844 billion deficit in January-September 2015, according to the National Statistics Committee (Belstat). Commodity exports decreased by 15.7% YoY, to $17.245 billion, while imports decreased by 11.9%, to $19.642 billion. Exports from Belarus included $10.422 billion worth of supplies to the…