MINSK DISTRICT, 12 September (BelTA) – Belarusian exports are recovering, Prime Minister Roman Golovchenko told the media on 10 September after visiting archaeological excavations at the site of the Minsk ancient settlement, BelTA has learned.
“As for exports, we had a certain decline due to the direct impact of sanctions and the loss of the Ukrainian market. Since June however our exports of goods have been growing from 6% to 8%. Therefore, Belarusian exports are recovering,” said Roman Golovchenko.
According to him, this is the result of hard work carried out by the government and enterprises. “We have a positive trend in the monthly recovery of exports. Every month the foreign trade balance is improving. At the moment the surplus is $2.3 billion, and we expect it to increase by $500 million in August,” the prime minister said.
“We monitor each of our 8,000 large enterprises on a weekly basis. We know the situation about each of them. We see that the whole set of restrictions - sanctions, logistics, payments - creates serious problems for any enterprise. I believe, however, that the way we are coping with these challenges is a very good result. We are motivated. We will not give up, and we will prove that the world does not end with the West alone,” the head of government stressed.