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19 June 2018, 09:56

Belarus-Russia: Trade and economic cooperation

Belarus-Russia: Trade and economic cooperation

Belarus remains Russia's leading trade partner in the CIS. In turn, Russia traditionally remains Belarus' main trade partner.

In 2017 Belarus-Russia merchandise trade totaled $32.5 billion.

Russia accounted for 44.1% in Belarus' total merchandise export or $12.9 billion.

Russia accounted for 57.2% in Belarus' total merchandise import or $19.6 billion.

Belarus exported:

milk and dairy products -- $1,937 million;

meat and meat by-products -- $694 million;

trucks - $740 million;

cars and vehicles designed to transport ten and more people -- $93 million;

tractors and truck tractors -- $311 million.

Belarus imported:

crude oil -- $5,317 million;

natural gas -- $2,962 million;

ferrous metals and goods made thereof -- $1,834 million;

cars -- $558 million;

oil products -- $1,082 million.

In January-April 2018 the volume of Belarus-Russia export and import operations rose by 8.8-25%.

Source: The National Statistics Committee of the Republic of Belarus.

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