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19 May 2020, 19:59

Belarus-Hungary agricultural trade up by 9.6% in Q1 2020

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MINSK, 19 May (BelTA) – In Q1 2020, the trade in agricultural and food products between Belarus and Hungary totaled more than $5 million, or 109.6% as against the same period of last year. Trade was in focus of a working meeting between Belarus Agriculture and Food Minister Ivan Krupko and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Hungary to Belarus Zsolt Csutora, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian Agriculture and Food Ministry.

In 2019, Belarus-Hungary trade in agricultural and food products exceeded $17 million, which was 112.3% as against 2018. In Q1 2020, it came at $5 million, or 109.6% year-on-year.

“The countries are increasing mutual supplies of agricultural and food products and expanding the range of supplied goods,” the press service noted. Belarus exports seeds and oilseed crops to Hungary. Belarus' imports from Hungary include pedigree poultry and cattle, seeds, vegetables, mineral water, plants, and chocolate.

The parties discussed the state of and prospects for the development of trade and economic relations in agribusiness as well as future cooperation in food supplies, poultry breeding, and seed breeding.

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