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09 February 2021, 19:29

Export of Belarusian timber industry concern up by 5% in 2020

MINSK, 9 February (BelTA) – In 2020, the companies affiliated with the Belarusian timber, woodworking, pulp and paper industry concern Bellesbumprom increased export by 5% year-on-year, BelTA learned from Bellesbumprom's spokesperson Ruzhena Novitskaya.

“Despite the difficult situation due to the coronavirus pandemic, Bellesbumprom's companies were able to increase supplies to foreign markets to $608.5 million, up by $30 million, or 5%, year-on-year,” Ruzhena Novitskaya said.

In 2020, Bellesbumprom ramp up supplies to non-CIS countries. Export to these markets in 2020 went up by 11.4% over 2019 (to the EU member states – by 5.4%). In addition, export to China surged by almost 1.3 times. Supplies to Russia rose by 5.2% and to Ukraine by 7%. Bellesbumprom's also reported growing exports to such non-CIS countries as the USA, Canada, Austria, the UK, Switzerland, Finland, Turkey, India, and Indonesia.

In 2020, Bellesbumprom resumed shipments to Albania, Ireland, Iceland, Cyprus, Mexico, and some other countries. “All in all, in 2020 our companies exported their products to 70 countries, which was a record number of export markets. In 2020, Bellesbumprom sold 76.2% of its output abroad, which was record high,” Ruzhena Novitskaya noted.

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