GOMEL, 16 November (BelTA) - Belarus posted a foreign trade surplus at $4 billion in January-September, Belarusian Prime Minister Roman Golovchenko told the media during a working trip to Gomel Oblast, BelTA has learned.
According to the prime minister, the positive outlook is confirmed. "In January-September, we had a surplus of $4 billion, which is one of high record figures for Belarus. This is the net income in currency that the country receives. It is clear that the situation in the financial market will be stable. The results of November will be slightly better than those of October," he stressed.
"I am glad that industrial production is growing. In general, industrial output expanded by 1.2%, but the Industry Ministry expects these figures to be higher in its system - about 5%, 6%, 8%. Mechanical engineering has been growing at an accelerated pace, including at Gomselmash. All conveyors are busy. The situation is similar at many industrial enterprises, which bodes well for GDP, on our financial indicators," the prime minister outlined the situation in the manufacturing industry.
On 16 November Roman Golovchenko visited the enterprises of Gomel Oblast. He inspected Gomel Chemical Plant, got familiar with the machines on display at Gomselmash and import-substituting projects, and toured the production floors.
Roman Golovchenko's working trip to Gomel Oblast will end with a visit to the military history complex Partisan Spring Well and to a site where the specialized search battalion of the Defense Ministry is working.