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Belarus Food Security

Belarus Food Security

18.10.2018 | 15:36

Belarus is self-sufficient in food production and is the CIS leader in per capita production*:

potatoes - 675kg

meat - 127kg

milk - 771kg

eggs - 375.

Belarus ranks fifth in the CIS in per capita production:

grain - 842kg

vegetables - 206kg.

Per capita consumption of staple foods in 2017:

meat and meat products - 92kg

milk and dairy products - 249kg

eggs - 265

potatoes and potato products - 172kg

vegetables, cucurbits crops and products made from them- 153kg

fruit, berries and products made from them – 89kg.

Per capita consumption of staple foods in 2010:

meat and meat products - 84kg

milk and dairy products - 242kg

eggs – 292

potatoes and potato products - 183kg

vegetables, cucurbits crops and products made from them - 149kg

fruit, berries and products made from them – 65kg.

The share of domestic grocery in retail sales in H1 2018:

eggs - 100%

meat and meat products – 99.8%

butter – 99.7%

cheese– 94.8%

sugar – 90.9%

potatoes – 89.5%

flour – 85.9%

As of early 2018, there were about 17,000 grocery stores in Belarus (30% of the total number of stores) or 18 grocery stores per 10,000 population.

* Hereinafter – data for 2017

Source: National Statistics Committee of Belarus

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