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04 January 2024, 10:22

Belarus’ agriculture ministry names promising export markets

MINSK, 4 January (BelTA) - Maria Klimova, deputy head of the main department of the processing industry of the Belarusian Agriculture and Food Ministry, named the most promising markets for domestic products in a new episode of BelTA’s project The Nation Speaks. 

Over the past 10 months Belarus has exported more than $6.1 billion worth of food products and agricultural raw materials. The main market is the CIS states which account for almost 80%. Russia ranks first among them holding some 70%.

Far away countries, which are now of particular interest to almost all Belarusian enterprises, account for the remaining 20%. “We should build up our presence there. For example, we supplied potato flakes to the USA last year, and the exports there keep growing. These are also the Caribbean countries. Shipments to China are within these 20% as well. Supplies are growing, especially in poultry meat, beef, and dry dairy products,” Maria Klimova said. “Enterprises are focused on deep processing of dry dairy products in order to import them to those countries where there is a demand for them and to obtain products with high added value.”

The specialist added that Belarus is showing a deep interest in African countries - Ghana, Kenya, Equatorial Guinea, and Zimbabwe. “The head of state’s recent visits have yielded a tremendous result, with new supplies launched and increasing. Specialists are negotiating the products to import as well as the establishment of joint ventures,” she said.
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