MINSK, 28 April (BelTA) - Belarusian companies intend to help Voronezh upgrade the passenger transport fleet, spokesman for the Belarusian Industry Ministry Oleg Slepchenko told BelTA.
During the visit of the delegation of the Voronezh Oblast to Belarus, Belarus' Industry Minister Piotr Parkhomchik met with the head of the Voronezh city district Vadim Kstenin and Deputy Chairman of the Government of Voronezh Oblast Artem Verkhovtsev. The parties discussed trade and economic cooperation and the participation of the Belarusian machine-building enterprises in the upgrade of the fleets of passenger and utility vehicles of one of the largest Russian cities.
In 2021 mutual trade between Belarus and Russia's Voronezh Oblast totaled $348.1 million, which was up by 28.3% over 2020. Exports came at $216 .9 million, up by 16.3%. Belarus' major exports to Voronezh Oblast were cheese and cottage cheese, butter, beef, metal products, ferrous metal structures, plastic containers, parts and accessories for cars and tractors and other goods. Belarus imported mainly sunflower oil, sunflower seeds, margarine, synthetic rubber, dyes, ferrous metal waste and scrap, plastic film and other products.