Posted: 21.02.2023 14:53:00

Minister: extraction of mineral resources is growing in Belarus

As noted by Belarus’ Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Minister, Andrei Khudyk, a steady increase in mining of the main types of mineral raw materials in the country and a decrease in their imports were registered in the past five years

“In 2016, Belarus extracted 104m tonnes of minerals, but the figure rose to 123m tonnes in 2021. At the same time, imports of raw materials decreased more than three times from 2016 to 2021: from 4.3m tonnes to 1.4m tonnes,” Mr. Khudyk informed.