Belarus: GDP up in January-April 2017

According to initial estimates, in January-March Belarus’ gross domestic product totaled Br30.6 billion, up by 0.5% in comparable prices as against the same period a year earlier, the National Statistics Committee of Belarus reported.

In January-April the GDP deflator index amounted to 106.9% as against the same period of last year. (BelTA/Business World Magazine)

Belarus: China to open market to beef

China is going to open its market to Belarusian beef, Alexei Bogdanov, Head of the Central Office for Foreign Economic Activities of the Belarusian Agriculture and Food Ministry, declared. Belarusian Agriculture and Food Minister Leonid Zayats met with Zhi Shuping, Minister of the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of the People’s Republic…

Belarus: broad money supply up in April 2017

As of May 1 broad money supply in Belarus totaled Br33.843 billion, up by 2.1% MoM. Broad money supply includes cash in circulation and account deposits of individuals and legal entities, the official website of the National Bank of the Republic of Belarus declared. In April cash in circulation (monetary aggregate M0) increased by 7.2%,…

Belarus: inflation at 0.7% in April 2017

In April the index of consumer prices for goods and services totaled 100.7% as against March and 102.4% as against December 2016, the National Statistics Committee of Belarus reported. In April the basic index of consumer prices that disregarded changes of prices for the commodities and services affected by administrative and seasonal factors reached 100.1%…

Belarus: road construction companies invited to build motorway in Turkmenistan

Belarusian road construction companies have been invited to participate in building a motorway in Turkmenistan. Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus Anatoly Kalinin made the statement after the session of the Belarusian-Turkmen intergovernmental commission on economic cooperation in Minsk on May 10. Anatoly Kalinin said: “We have agreed to advance our cooperation in transportation by rail…

Belarus: pilot container train leaves Smorgon for China

A pilot container train loaded with Belarus-made products has left the Belarusian city of Smorgon for China, the press service of Belarusian Railways reported. The train is loaded with fiberboards and laminated flooring made by the Smorgon-based company IOOO Kronospan. The project has been arranged by the Belarusian Railways enterprise Belintertrans – Transport-Logistics Center (BTLC)…

Belarus: beer imports down

Belarus has reduced beer imports 5-fold in the past two years, Chairman of Belgospishcheprom Concern Alexander Zabello said. “I cannot say that the domestic brewing industry makes no headway. Yes, the sales are shrinking a bit, but we do not have a 10-15% slump as the neighboring countries are registering. Beer exports have reduced 5-fold…

Belarus: GDP up in Q1 2017

According to initial estimates, in January-March Belarus’ gross domestic product totaled Br22.4 billion or 100.3% in comparable prices as against Q1 2016, the National Statistics Committee of Belarus reported.

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

Belarus: Belaruskali to make new kind of fertilizers using Chinese technologies

The Belarusian potassium manufacturer Belaruskali intends to start making a new kind of fertilizers using Chinese technologies, Ivan Golovaty, Belaruskali Director General, member of the International Affairs and National Security Commission of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of Belarus, declared. The executive said that Belaruskali was considering a number of investment…

Belarus: inflation at 0.3% in March 2017

In March the index of consumer prices for goods and services totaled 100.3% as against February 2017 and 101.7% as against December 2016, the National Statistics Committee of Belarus reported. In March the basic index of consumer prices that disregards changes of prices for the commodities and services affected by administrative and seasonal factors reached…

Belarus: Bobruisk-made tractors on display in UK

The first presentation of Belarus compact tractors made at the Bobruisk Plant of Tractor Parts and Units took place at Junction 24, one of the largest livestock markets of the UK Sedgemoor Auction Center. The presentation of Belarusian products was organized by the Banwell-based company Belarus Tractors Ltd. Since 2016, this company has been the…