Posted: 19.01.2022 13:50:00

Belarusian agricultural exports set a record in 2021

From January-November 2021, exports of Belarusian food and agricultural raw materials increased by 16 percent, to make $6.034bn – which was a record figure against the previous period, the Agriculture and Food Ministry reports


Belarusian food was supplied to 106 countries, and an increase in currency earnings made $832m.

Sales to almost all regions rose: by 12 percent to the CIS (including Russia), and by 41.8 percent to the non-CIS states. Against 2020, exports to Asia and Oceania increased by 39.3 percent, to the EU – by 43.6 percent, to the Americas and the Caribbean – by 58.4 percent. Food sales to China were 39.5 percent up.

Exports of milk and dairy products, meat and meat products, fish and fish products, eggs, potatoes and processed products, vegetables and mushrooms, rapeseed oil, water and alcoholic beverages, chocolate and cocoa based products increased.

Belarus’ First Deputy Agriculture and Food Minister, Igor Brylo, says that 2021 food exports are likely to make almost $6.5bn, while the figure is expected to reach $7bn in 2025.