MINSK, 6 November (BelTA) - In January-September 2019, the companies affiliated with the Belarusian timber, woodworking, pulp and paper industry concern Bellesbumprom exported $425.3 million worth of goods, up 4.9% year-on-year, BelTA learned from Bellesbumprom's press service.
About 70% of the output was bound for export. “Goods with higher added value topped Bellesbumprom's export list. These included furniture ($89 million), fiber boards ($77.4 million), paper and cardboard ($66 million), plywood ($47.5 million), wood particle boards ($43.6 million) and paper pulp ($32.9 million). This year Bellesbumprom has delivered goods to 69 markets, 15 destinations more as compared with last year. This is the result of Bellesbumprom's efforts to gain access to new markets and diversify exports in general,” the press service noted.
This year, Bellesbumprom has ramped up exports to Egypt, Ghana, Cameroon, Nigeria and Kenya. Shipments to the Asian markets have been on the rise too. Bellesbumprom has gained foothold in the markets of China, India, Indonesia, Vietnam, Israel, Iraq, Iran, Bahrain, Bangladesh, and the UAE. Belarusian timber products are also on sale in the United States, Canada and New Zealand.
“With an eye on the new markets, Bellesbumprom has continued to build up presence in traditional markets. In January-September, the exports to the CIS countries rose by 9.8% to $223.3 million. Exports to the Russian market went up by 9.7% to $136.3 million,” the press service informed.More about Economy