ORSHA, 30 September (BelTA) - Belarus should enter the Russian market with the biggest possible amount of goods, Belarusian Prime Minister Roman Golovchenko said during his working trip to Vitebsk Oblast on 30 September, BelTA has learned.
“There are a lot of niches on the huge Russian market, and we should certainly take them, enter them with the maximum volume of goods. That is why, since June we have reached record-breaking supplies to the Russian market for the last decades making almost $2 billion a month, and we will continue increasing this amount. The government has set the task to add 120% to the projections. Today we can see that we will exceed this figures. This year the trade with Russia will be record-breaking reaching $45 billion,” said Roman Golovchenko.
According to the prime minister, Russia is exactly the market that many people would be interested in entering, if it were not for political circumstances. “Some people are losing, but we, on the contrary, are gaining. We do not forget about the Chinese market - we have a big plan for supplies there. We also count on African and Asian countries and preserving Europe. Now there is no such concern about the balance of supply as before: the key task is to take the maximum of those opportunities that are given to us in connection with the withdrawal of hostile manufacturers from our neighboring market,” he stressed.
Roman Golovchenko noted that the increase in supplies raises the question about the moment when the capacity of Belarusian production facilities in many areas will not be enough to meet the demand for products. “These bottlenecks will now be expanded, including through investment projects,” he said.