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12 January 2021, 18:11

Belarus' agricultural export up 4.9% in January-November

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MINSK, 12 January (BelTA) – In January-November 2020, the export of Belarusian agricultural products and foodstuffs rose by 4.9% year-on-year, BelTA learned from the press service of the Agriculture and Food Ministry.

“In January-November 2020, the export of agricultural products and foodstuffs amounted to $5.3 billion, up 4.9% year-on-year. In general, foreign exchange earnings rose by $243.8 million. Growth was reported in such commodity items as dairy products (3.5%), meat and meat products (7.2%), as well as many other commodities,” the press service said.

The geography of exports of agricultural products and foodstuffs has expanded over this time: 111 countries against 99. Russia accounted for 74.3% of Belarus' agricultural exports; $3.9 billion worth of products were delivered there. The share of the CIS countries (excluding Russia) increased by 2.2 percentage points and amounted to 11.8%, or $622.4 million. The share of non-CIS countries increased by 3.6 percentage points and amounted to 13.8%, or $727.2 million (up 41.7%) , including China - $238.7 million (up 2.1 times).

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