Belarus: potash exports to Ukraine up in H1 2016

Belarusian Potash Company (BPC) shipped 21,014 tons of potash fertilizers to Ukraine in January-June, up 2.2 times YoY. Potash export proceeds from Ukraine-bound shipments grew 2.1 times YoY to $9.2 million. Established in September 2013, Belarus Potash Company (BPC) has regional dealerships in Delhi, Beijing, Singapore and Sao Paulo. BPC facilitates potash exports to Europe,…

Belarus: oil exports to Poland up in H1 2016

Belarus’ proceeds from exports of petroleum products to Poland grew 2.19 times YoY in January-June to $111.3 million, a source in the profile ministry reported. Belarus exported to Poland 326,339 tons of petroleum products in January-June, up 4.26 times YoY. Belarus exported 151,080 tons of petroleum products in 2015 (up 2.57 times YoY) worth $76.4…

Belarus: mini TPP to be built in Volkovysk

A mini thermal power plant worth $8.82 million burning locally available fuel will be built in Volkovysk (Grodno Region) at the expense of credit resources provided by the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the Energy Ministry of Belarus reported. They plan to launch the power plant by May 2018. The plan is to install…

Belarus: stepwise action to create single pharmaceutical market in EEU suggested

Belarus suggests taking stepwise action to create the single pharmaceutical market in the Eurasian Economic Union, Belarus’ Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov said when speaking at an expanded-participation meeting of the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council in Sochi. Andrei Kobyakov noted that Belarus was concerned with the lack of progress in the development of the single internal market…

Belarus: foreign investment in economy at $4.7 billion in H1 2016

In January-June foreign investors injected $4.7 billion into the Belarusian economy, the National Statistics Committee informed. The primary investors were economic operators of Russia (50.2% of the investment), the UK (20.5%) and Cyprus (7.5%). Foreign direct investments amounted to $3.9 billion. In H1 2016 Belarusian economic operators (except for banks) transferred Br2 billion in investments…

Belarus: Belshina seeking equipment supplier

Belshina (Bobruisk, Mogilev Region) has announced a tender to choose an equipment supplier for its high-bay warehouse. The company plans to spend Br2.3 million ($1.163 million). The closing date for applications is September 15. Belshina wants to have the equipment supplied in the period from April 1 to June 30, 2017. The state-owned tyre manufacturer…

Belarus: BUCE accredits first non-resident broker

Nordic Industries (Lithuania) received trader and broker certificates of Belarusian Universal commodity Exchange (BUCE) on August 9, BUCE spokesman Roman Yaniv said. “Besides participation in exchange auctions Nordic Industries is expected to bring new Lithuanian companies to BUCE’s trading platforms and will promote commodity exchange services on the Lithuanian market. BUCE and Nordic Industries are…

Belarus: India to partake in potash production

India is ready to take part in the production of potash fertilizers in Belarus and their long-term purchase, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of India to Belarus Pankaj Saxena said. The diplomat stressed that the potash sector was important for the Belarusian-Indian cooperation. “Belarus is a big producer of potash fertilizers. India should ensure food security…

Belarus: inflation up in July 2016

Belarus saw a 0.4% inflation growth in July and 7.8% in January-July, the National Statistics Committee (Belstat) said. In January Belarus’ consumer prices grew by 1.9%, in February – by 2.9%, in March – by 0.8%, in April – by 0.7%, in May – by 0.5%, in June – by 0.4%. In July Belarus’ consumer…

Belarus: oil refineries output up H1 2016

Belarusian oil refineries processed 11.937 million tons of crude in January-June, up by 0.5% YoY, Belneftekhim reported. In H1 Belarusian oil refineries increased output of the AI-95 petrol by 30%, kerosene – by 40%, bitumen – by 43.9%, compound fertilizers – by 52.4%, ethylene polymers – by 3.1%, truck and bus tyres – by 52.4%.…