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01 April 2024, 17:27

Belarus’ dairy company Bellakt increases export by 13.5% in 2023

Photo courtesy of Bellakt
Photo courtesy of Bellakt
 MINSK, 1 April (BelTA) – In 2023 Volkovysk-based Bellakt from Grodno Oblast grew its exports by 13.5% over 2022. Bellakt is one of the country’s largest exporters of dairy products; it accounts for 2.4% of the country’s total exports, Director General Vitaly Lupik told the Economy of Belarus Magazine.

“Baby food, products for pregnant and nursing mothers, whole milk and skim milk powder, cream powder, butter, whole milk, thermalized cereals, cakes and pastries - almost 26,000 tonnes, or more than 54% of the company’s output ended up on the tables of families from 25 countries of the world,” he said. “Russia accounts for the the lion’s share (56%) of the export, with other big importers being Mongolia and Kazakhstan. Shipments to China increased up to 4%.

The company’s performance last year was truly remarkable. It processed 267,000 tonnes of dairy raw materials, 6% more than a year earlier. Its output expanded by 6% and the assortment featured more than 200 product names. Just like before, baby food, whole milk and skim milk powder make up half of the product range; butter makes up the firth of the output.

One in ten kilograms of products are new launches. Sales revenue in 2023 were estimated at Br518 million, or more than Br400,000 per each employee.

Now Bellakt is building a baby food workshop in line with GMP standards, which will double its production potential.
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