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Agriculture Ministry: Belarus' share in foreign food markets continues to grow

Economy 31.08.2016 | 11:40

MINSK, 31 August (BelTA) - The share of Belarusian agricultural products in foreign markets continues to grow, Tatyana Karbanovich, deputy head of the directorate for crop growing, head of the fruit and vegetable growing department at the Food and Agriculture Ministry, told a press conference on 30 August, BelTA has learned.

“The annual output in Belarus is large enough to meet the domestic demand and to increase export,” Tatyana Karbanovich said. This year Belarus plans to export about 300,000 tonnes of potatoes, more than 160,000 tonnes of vegetables and 32,000 tonnes of fruits and berries.

Belarusian food products are in demand in the markets of Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kaliningrad, Murmansk and other Russian cities. Belarus is stepping up export of foodstuffs to Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Moldova, and Ukraine.

In recent years Belarusian farmers have been increasing not only the output but also the range of farmed crops.

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