Belarus: inflation expected below 7% in 2017

Belarus may close the year 2017 with the inflation below 7%, Belarusian Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov said after the government conference chaired by Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko. “The inflation keeps reducing and the tendency is strong. We are slightly behind the Russian Federation in terms of the seven-month inflation rate, but we are doing better…

Belarus: grain yield in 2017 above 2016 average

This year the grain yield in Belarus is above last year’s average, Belarusian Deputy Agriculture and Food Minister Vladimir Grakun said. “This year the grain yield in the country is above last year’s figures. The average yield in 2017 is 35.8 hundredweights per hectare, with Grodno region posting the crop capacity of 43.5 hundredweights per…

Belarus: Brest region grain harvest finished

As of August 20, a total of 1,889.500 hectares, or 87%, of areas under crops have been harvested in Belarus so far. The harvest campaign has been completed in Brest region (the yield is 36.7 hundredweights per hectare), the Belarusian Agriculture and Food Ministry reported. As of August 20, Belarus’ grain harvest exceeded 6.779 million…

Belarus: over 3.5 million tons of grain harvested

Belarusian agrarians have already cropped more than 3.5 million tons of grain, the Agriculture and Food Ministry reported. As of August 10, Belarus’ grain harvest exceeded 3.5 million tons. Brest region harvested 964,100 tons, Minsk region – 784,200 tons. Gomel region and Grodno region cropped 605,400 and 620,000 tons respectively. The harvest of Mogilev region…

Belarus: frozen bread exported to 8 countries

Belarus is supplying frozen bread to eight counties, head of the main department for bakery products of the Belarusian Agriculture and Food Ministry Vadim Pobedinsky said. “Today we are exporting frozen bakery products to eight countries. Among them is Russia (over 80% of the exports), Israel, Panama, the USA, Tajikistan, and Australia,” Vadim Pobedinsky said.…

Belarus: 2 million tons of grain harvested

Belarusian agrarians have already cropped over 2 million tons of grain, the Agriculture and Food Ministry reported. As of August 6, Belarus’ grain harvest exceeded 2.1 million tons. Brest region harvested 684,700 tons, Gomel region – 480,800 tons. Minsk region and Mogilev region cropped 427,400 and 185,900 tons each. The harvest of Grodno region reached…

Belarus not importing eggs from Europe

Belarus does not import eggs from Europe, the Belarusian Agriculture and Food Ministry reported. “Belarus does not import eggs. The country is self-sufficient in this product. Moreover, we export approximately 60% of eggs we produce,” the ministry noted and added that Belarus did not export eggs to Europe. Therefore there are no Belarusian-produced eggs among…

Belarus: 1.5 million tons of grain harvested

Belarusian agrarians have already cropped over 1.5 million tons of grain, the Agriculture and Food Ministry reported. As of August 4, Belarus’ grain harvest exceeded 1.5 million tons. Brest region harvested 541,000 tons, Gomel region – 404,200 tons. Minsk region and Mogilev region cropped 263,500 and 100,800 tons each. The harvest of Grodno region reached…

Belarus: Belneftekhim exports up in H1 2017

The Belarusian state petrochemical concern Belneftekhim increased the export of goods by 8.2% in H1 2017, the concern reported following the meeting of its council to review the performance of the national petrochemical sector. According to Belneftekhim Chairman Igor Lyashenko, the concern met all the targets for foreign trade in goods and services in H1.…

Belarus: potato harvest to drop

Belarusian farmers intend to harvest about 1 million tons of potatoes in 2017, Tatiana Karbanovich, Deputy Head of the Central Office for Crop Farming, Head of the Fruit and Vegetables Department at the Belarusian Agriculture and Food Ministry, reported. According to the source, Belarusian agricultural companies and individual farmers are expected to gather in about…

Belarus: rail freight up in H1 2017

Belarus’ rail freight volume for the first half of 2017 increased to 68.442 million tons, by 14.9% YoY, Belarusian Railways reported. Rail freight for export reached 25.97 million tons, up by 7.5% YoY. Transit traffic volume amounted to 19.272 million tons, which makes up for a 24.5% increase. In January-June Belarusian Railways secured the loading…

Ukraine: Belarus purchases 95% of potato

In January-June Ukraine exported 8,400 tons of potatoes worth $300,000, 95% of which was purchased by Belarus, the Ukrainian Agrarian Conference reported with a reference to the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine. “Belarus purchased 95% of Ukrainian potatoes indented for export, Moldova – another 2.6%,” reads a report. In January-June Ukraine exported 68% more potatoes…

Belarus: first berry harvester undergoing testing

The new berry harvester designed by the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus is intended for harvesting currant, raspberry, black chokeberry, and other varieties, Sergei Yakovchik, the director general of the research and practical center for agriculture mechanization at the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, reported. Currently, the berries are harvested in Belarus with…

Belarus: GDP up in H1 2017

According to initial estimates, Belarus’ gross domestic product totaled Br47.3 billion in January-June or 101% as against January-June 2016 in comparable prices, the National Statistics Committee of Belarus declared.

In January-June the deflator index of Belarus GDP totaled 107% as against the same period of last year. (BelTA/Business World Magazine)

Belarus to intensify WTO accession process

Belarus needs to intensify its accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO), Belarus’ Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei said. “We need to remove as many barriers as we can in advancing our products to all the markets. We need to intensify (and we have been working hard) on our country’s accession to the World…