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28 July 2022, 10:21

Deputy PM: Belarus' woodworking industry is able to increase market presence

GOMEL, 28 July (BelTA) – Belarusian woodworking companies and furniture producers have enough reserves to make up for the loss of European markets and to increase their presence on the domestic and foreign markets, Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Nazarov told journalists during his visit to the Gomeldrev woodworking and furniture company, BelTA informs.

According to Yuri Nazarov, Belarusian woodworking and furniture companies have enough reserves to make up for the loss of European markets and to maintain stable operation. “The country has everything in place for this. The main thing is having our own wood resources. We do not depend on the import of raw materials, we have modern, upgraded processing facilities, qualified personnel. There are sales markets other than European ones. We just need to explore them more actively now. This is the task number one for each enterprise,” he stressed.

An operational analysis of the situation shows that systematic work to reorient commodity flows is gradually yielding results, Yuri Nazarov is sure.

The deputy prime minister was briefed on the company's operations and its plans to increase furniture output, boost exports and grow sales in the domestic market. He studied the assortment in the company store, as well as the manufacturing process in the workshops.

Founded in 1879, Gomeldrev is one of the country's largest and oldest furniture enterprises. It runs a full production cycle: from logging, sawmilling, drying, woodworking to production of finished products.

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