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06 January 2022, 17:18

Belarus' food export up 16% in January-November 2021

MINSK, 6 January (BelTA) – The export of Belarusian food products and agricultural raw materials increased by 16% in January-November of 2021. The country sold $6.034 billion worth of goods abroad, BelTA learned from the Belarusian Agriculture and Food Ministry.

“Foreign currency proceeds increased by $832 million, which are record high figures compared to the previous years,” the press service said.

Belarus supplied food to 106 countries in January-November. Export to the CIS countries, including the Russian Federation, increased by 12%, to Asia and Oceania - by 39.3%, the EU - by 43.46%, the Americas and the Caribbean - by 58.4%. Belarus' food export to the People's Republic of China surged by 39.5%. In general, deliveries to non-CIS countries went up by 41.8% year-on-year.

Export of milk and dairy increased by 10.4%, that of meat and meat products - by 17.4%, fish and fish products - by 25.7%, eggs - by 38.1%, potatoes - by 53.6%, vegetables and mushrooms – by 14.8%, rapeseed oil - by 81.3%, water and alcoholic drinks – by 6.7%, chocolate and cacao products – by 36.6%.

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