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23 February 2024, 12:26

Belarus' peat output at 2.2m tonnes in 2023

MINSK, 23 February (BelTA) – The Belarusian peat industry extracted 2.2 million tonnes of peat in 2023, Belarusian Energy Minister Viktor Karankevich said ahead of the ministry’s collegium meeting, BelTA has learned. 

“Last year, the peat industry extracted 2.2 million tonnes of peat. During the reporting period, we produced more than 1.2 million tonnes of peat briquettes and dried products and about 136,000 tonnes of non-fuel peat products," Viktor Karankevich said. 

According to him, the needs of the domestic market are fully satisfied. "Systemic work was carried out to increase exports. Last year, 150,000 tonnes of peat products worth over $12 million were shipped to foreign markets,” the minister noted.
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