MINSK, 20 October (BelTA) – The export of Belarusian foodstuffs may reach $6.4-6.5 billion in 2022, Deputy Prime Minister Aleksandr Subbotin told reporters on the sidelines of the Belarus Dairy Export Forum on 20 October, BelTA has learned.
“I think this year we will export over $6 billion worth of Belarusian foodstuffs, because we have already exported more than in the same period last year. Next year our food exports may amount to $6.4-6.5 billion,” Aleksandr Subbotin said.
He noted that the dairy industry is experiencing a rapid growth, cattle productivity is increasing, the production and processing of milk is also on the rise, the export is growing, and new markets are being explored. “We are gaining momentum little by little, we are trying, and our efforts are bearing fruit. We continue upgrading our enterprises, we are constantly improving,” the deputy prime minister noted.
Aleksandr Subbotin also touched upon selling milk through an exchange trade. “We have launched this as a pilot project. I think we will test it by the end of the year. We would like to remove some bottlenecks to make this mechanism efficient and smooth for all,” he said.