MINSK, 20 February (BelTA) – Bellesbumprom's exports to Egypt have tripled since 2015, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian timber, woodworking, pulp and paper industry concern Bellesbumprom.
The enterprises affiliated with Bellesbumprom have been consistently exploring the markets of the African continent. Major exports to Africa are paper, cardboard and plywood. In 2019, Bellesbumprom tapped into the markets of Ghana, Cameroon, Kenya, Nigeria and Morocco. Egypt was the first market for Bellesbumprom on the Africa continent. The company has been supplying goods to the country for five years. Since 2015, they have tripled to total $1.2 million, the press service said.
In August 2019, the Newsprint Mill in Shklov began supplying toned newspaper paper (cream and orange) to Egypt which is used to print Quran. Last year the deliveries of such paper totaled $461,000. The company said it has orders for this year as well. In February alone, the company plans to ship 165 tonnes of newspaper toned paper to Egypt.
Bellesbumprom's enterprises continue exploring other markets of the African continent which they accessed last year. In 2019, total exports to Africa amounted to $1.52 million. As the press service noted, there are all grounds to believe that the volume of deliveries will increase this year.