Belarus: exports to Poland up in January-August 2017

Belarus’ exports to Poland went up by 19% in January-August, Belarus’ Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Evgeny Shestakov said at the 5th meeting of the Belarusian-Polish working group on trade and investment on October 25. The working group is part of the Belarus-Polish joint commission on economic cooperation. “According to the Belarusian statistics, the bilateral…

Belarus: Russia’s tomato re-export accusations dismissed as groundless

Accusations made by the Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance of Russia (Rosselkhoznadzor), which believes Belarus re-exports tomatoes, are groundless, Belarusian Agriculture and Food Minister Leonid Zayats declared. The official reminded that the Russian agency already inspected gardens, farms, and storage facilities in Belarus at the beginning of the year. “Tensions were relieved and…

Belarus: GDP to increase by 2020

The Belarusian gross domestic product may go up by 12.1-15% by 2020, Belarus’ Economy Minister Vladimir Zinovsky said. “We have taken up a recovery path. This is not the growth that can be satisfactory for us, but we are gradually moving towards it. Having made a solid foundation in 2017, we are setting more ambitious…

Belarus to harvest less corn

According to the current information of the Ag Ministry, corn was harvested from 24.8 thousand ha as of October 12 (19.1% of the plan). Its crop amounted to 190.1 KMT with an average yield of 7.68 MT/ha. The harvest lags far behind last year. At the same time in 2016, corn was harvested from 44.5…

Belarus to supply electrobuses to Moscow

Belarus has a serious chance of becoming a supplier of electric buses to Moscow, Minister of the Moscow City Government, Head of the Moscow City Foreign Economic and International Relations Department Sergei Cheremin said. “Belarusian companies have supplied transport to Moscow before. We use Belarusian trolleybuses. Belarusian producers have a serious chance of participating in…

Belarus: inflation at 0.3% in September 2017

The consumer price index for goods and services totaled 100.3% in September as against August, the National Statistics Committee of Belarus reported. The consumer price index for goods and services totaled 102.7% in September as against December 2016. The core CPI that excludes certain items that face volatile price movements due to administrative and seasonal…

Belarus: beef export to China launched

Two Belarusian companies, namely OAO Mogilev Meat Packing Plant and OOO Veles-Meat, are launching frozen beef export to China, Aleksei Bogdanov, head of the Foreign Trade Department at the Belarusian Agriculture and Food Ministry, announced. “The first two Belarusian meat producers have started exporting beef to the Chinese market,” Aleksei Bogdanov said. “We are not…

Belarus: Minsk trades with 188 countries in 2016

Minsk conducted export and import operations with 188 countries in 2016, the National Statistics Committee reported. Last year the Belarusian capital exported $8.1 billion worth of products, or 34.6% of the country’s aggregate exports. Minsk companies exported tractors and tractive units, trucks, chemical products, refrigerators and freezers, timber, component parts for trucks and tractors, buses,…

Belarus: trade with Vietnam up in H1 2017

Belarus-Vietnam trade increased almost by one third in H1, Vietnam’s Ambassador to Belarus Le Anh announced. “Over the six months of 2017 the bilateral trade grew by 29.8% YoY. We have another six months to increase the figures. There are prospects to reach great results by the end of the year,” said Le Anh. According…

Belarus: Belkommunmash to sell electric buses to Russia

The mechanical engineering company Belkommunmash is exploring the possibilities of supplying electric buses to Moscow, St Petersburg, and Yekaterinburg, Vitaly Shkuratov, head for marketing and sales in Belarus and Russia at the Management Company of the Belkommunmash Holding Company, reported. “We are considering exporting electric buses to Moscow, St Petersburg, and Yekaterinburg. The trial operation…