MINSK, 19 January (BelTA) – Belarus’ exports of agricultural products hit record high in 2021, Belarus’ First Deputy Agriculture and Food Minister Igor Brylo told the media on 19 January, BelTA has learned.
“Last year Belarus’ agricultural export amounted to a record high of nearly $6.5 billion, up almost $700 million if compared with 2020,” Igor Brylo said.
According to him, export increased by 12% to the CIS countries (including Russia) and by 42% to non-CIS countries.
In 2020, export amounted to $5.8 billion. Belarus plans to reach $7 billion by the end of the five-year period.
On 19 January, Minsk is playing host to the Trade Dialogue of domestic food producers with retail and HoReCa (Hotel, Restaurant, Catering) representatives. The event is organized by MART and Product.BY magazine. The main theme is import substitution. The program of the event includes presentations and business testing sessions featuring local cheeses and meat delicacies. The event will also feature direct negotiations between producers and retail and HoReCa representatives. A round table featuring representatives of the MART and the Agriculture and Food Ministry will discuss import substitution process.