MINSK, 27 October (BelTA) – The Belarusian light industry concern Bellegprom has increased exports to Russia and the Asian market, chairwoman of the concern Tatiana Lugina told reporters following the meeting hosted by Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko, BelTA has learned.
She admitted that this year is not easy for the enterprises affiliated with the concern: “The market has experienced quite a shock on many levels, including supply chains and sales markets. Our industry was no exception, although it did not face direct sanctions. Every enterprise used to have clear and smooth logistics schemes for raw materials, auxiliary materials, component parts. Therefore, May was a very difficult month for the industry, our export lost almost 10 percentage points. In May-June we managed to figure out what to do.”
Tatiana Lugina continued: “We saw how Russian businesses and Russian regions responded to this situation. In April, May, June we hosted representatives of federal districts of Russia. Each visit was an opportunity for our companies to discuss cooperation prospects and chart out plans.”
According to Tatiana Lugina, this year the concern shipped its products to 71 Russian regions and increased supplies to 43 Russian regions. It also started selling its products in another four Russian regions.
“In January-September the export grew by 6.2%. In other words, we managed to make up for the supplies that we could not ship to the European Union, Ukraine, and America. We made up for the losses by supplying more to Russia and Asian countries,” she said.
Tatiana Lugina drew attention to the fact that the export to Asian countries rose by more than 44%. The concern increased supplies of textile products to Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Tajikistan, Turkey, India.