Trade between Belarus and Uzbekistan in January-November 2020 increased by 5.4% to US$225 million, BelTA learned from the Belarusian diplomatic mission in Tashkent.
The export of Belarusian goods to Uzbekistan amounted to US$187.1 million and increased by 10.8% compared to January-November 2019, imports from Uzbekistan decreased by almost 15% to US$37.9 million. The balance of foreign trade in goods for this period was positive and amounted to US$149.2 million.
According to the specialists of the diplomatic mission, in January-November 2020 Belarus significantly increased export supplies of beef meat to Uzbekistan – up to US$38.6 million (an increase of 2.3 times compared to the corresponding period of 2019). Supplies of poultry meat increased by 1.2 times, milk powder – 1.8 times, sugar – 4.5 times, confectionery – 8.5 times, chocolate – 2.4 times. Export supplies of polymers increased 5.3 times (they were shipped for US$4 million), hygiene items – 135.3 times, detergents and cleaning products – 117.8 times.
As noted in the embassy, Belarus supplies to the Uzbek market a wide range of export products from almost all industries. More than 360 commodity items are exported to Uzbekistan.
Belarus traditionally buys cotton yarn and knitwear, fresh fruits and vegetables from Uzbekistan. Over 11 months of last year, supplies of Uzbek watermelons and melons to Belarus increased by 2.3 times, other fresh fruits by 2.2 times, nuts by 3.7 times, apricots and cherries by 1.9 times.