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September 5, 2018

 

Dairy exports from Belarus to China increase 5.6 times

 


Aleksei Bogdanov, head of the Central Office for Foreign Economic Activities of the Belarusian Agriculture and Food Ministry, revealed during a press conference in Minsk on Monday, enterprises affiliated with the Ministry increased dairy exports to China 5.6 times from the period of January - July 2018.


"From January - July 2018, Belarus' farm export to China totalled to $23.3 million, which is an increase of 4.2 times more, as compared to the same period last year. Dairy was the biggest contributor. In January - July, we set a record of having supplied 57,300 tonnes valuing at $20 million. Dairy exports to China rose almost 5.6 times in terms of money and 6.9 times in terms of volume," Bogdanov shared.


The first container train carrying Belarusian dairy products set off to China on September 4. He added, "The plans are set to add more cars to trains. The goal is to ramp up dairy exports to China up to 100 containers per month and to extend the product range. Today we sent skimmed milk to China. We also supply whey and dried whole milk. We actively promote finished products such as cheese and butter. Moving forward, we are seeking to branch out into the Chinese yoghurt market."


China has approved almost all of Belarusian dairy plants to export their products into the country.
 

Source: Belarus News

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