BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 7
By Klavdiya Romakayeva - Trend:
The volume of trade between Belarus and Uzbekistan in the first three month of 2021 increased by is 25.3 percent compared to the same period last year, Trend reports with reference to Belarusian Embassy in Uzbekistan.
According to the information, the volume of trade between Belarus and Uzbekistan in 1Q2021 amounted to $67.5 million.
In particular, the export of Belarusian goods during this period increased by 37.4 percent and amounted to $58.7 million, while the import of Uzbek goods amounted $8.8 million, increasing by 79.2 percent compared to the first quarter of 2020.
At the same time, the balance of foreign trade in goods was positive for Belarus and amounted to $49.8 million.
Also, according to the embassy’s information, Belarus significantly increased exports of chilled and frozen beef to Uzbekistan in the first quarter of this year. The export of these products amounted to more than $13 million.
In addition, Belarusian medicines worth $1.5 million and polymers worth more than $1.4 million were supplied to Uzbekistan. Also, Belarus increased supplies of tractors ($8.7 million) and trucks ($13.8 million) to the Uzbek market.
Earlier, Prime Minister of Belarus Roman Golovchenko during a meeting with Prime Minister of Uzbekistan Abdulla Aripov, which took place during a working visit of the head of the Belarusian government to Russia, said that Belarus and Uzbekistan have every opportunity to increase trade.
“We are witnessing significant progress in the Belarusian-Uzbek political, trade and economic relations. The last year, despite all the COVID-19 pandemic difficulties and the global crisis, became a record in terms of bilateral relations in terms of the volume of trade. This is the clearest proof of how effectively the business circles of governments work of two countries above this most important indicator of trade and economic relations,” Belarusian PM said
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