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Belarus: Agri exports nearly doubled in 2010-2020

Agri exports from Belarus almost doubled in the past ten years. Deputy Prime Minister Aleksandr Subbotin said at a recent meeting: "Our country has achieved great results in the agricultural industry. Since 2010 the export almost doubled to total $5.8 billion in 2020 (against $3.4 billion in 2010). Agricultural products account for 20% of the country's total exports.”

In the period January-September 2021, Belarus exported food products and agricultural raw materials worth more than $4.7 billion (+12.6% year-on-year). Foreign exchange earnings rose by $529 million. "It is gratifying to note that along with the growth of exports, Belarus' food imports reduced significantly. The trade surplus has been growing (almost $1.7 billion in January-September)," the deputy prime minister said.

Among other things, Belarus boosted the export potatoes, vegetables, mushrooms, chocolate, bread and flour confectionery products. In 2021, Belarus' exports of agricultural products and food are expected to exceed $6 billion.

Source: eng.belta.by


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