MINSK, 3 June (BelTA) – The exports of Belarusian agricultural products amounted to over $2.2 billion in January-April 2022, Belarusian Agriculture and Food Minister Igor Brylo told a press conference on 3 June, BelTA has learned.
“In the first four months of 2022 the export of Belarusian agricultural products exceeded $2.2 billion, which is 111% compared with the same stretch a year ago. Farm exports to the Western European countries, despite the sanctions, also showed a growth of about 154%,” said Igor Brylo.
When asked about fish supplies to Belarus, the minister said that Belarus is in active negotiations with the Russian Federation at the moment: “Fish used to be supplied to us from Scandinavia. Due to sanctions we will be establishing trade relations with Russia in this area. Now we are negotiating with Primorsky Krai, Khabarovsk Krai and other regions that can supply us with fish.”
According to Igor Brylo, relations between the countries are not unilateral, the two countries are actively establishing mutual trade.
“Our products are in demand on the Russian market. This year we will expect big sums and will do our best to exceed the exports of the previous year,” the minister said.