For the first 11 months of 2020, agricultural and food exports of Belarus have grown by 4.9%.
Belarusian agricultural and food exports have increased by 4.9% between January-November 2020 compared with the same period of the previous year, says BeltaNews Agency, quoting the Agriculture and Food Ministry. “In January-November 2020, the export of agricultural products and foodstuffs amounted to $5.3 billion, up 4.9% year-on-year. In general, foreign exchange earnings rose by $243.8 million. Growth was reported in such commodity items as dairy products (3.5%), meat and meat products (7.2%), as well as many other commodities,” the press service of the Ministry said.
Russia remains the main destination for agri-food exports, accounting for 74.3% of those worth $3.9 billion. The share of the CIS countries (excluding Russia) increased by 2.2 percentage points and amounted to 11.8%, or $622.4 million. The share of non-CIS countries increased by 3.6 percentage points and amounted to 13.8%, or $727.2 million (up 41.7%), including China ($238.7 million), up 210%. Also, Belarus has added 12 new destinations for its agricultural commodities and food reaching to a total of 111 countries.