According to the National Statistics Committee (Belstat), the trade turnover between Belarus and Egypt, the key partner country on the African continent, increased by 140.6% and amounted to $ 41.6 million during the period. Egypt is on the rather extensive list of African countries, where the supply of Belarusian products is increasing. In January-May 2017, it grew by 3.4 times ($ 26.4 million), Your Country’s Tomorrow writes.
The export from Belarus to Angola increased by 54 times (up to $ 31 million), to Zimbabwe – by 57 times($ 12.8 million), to Cameroon – by 16 times ($ 3.3 million), to Senegal – by 3,4 times (8.2 million dollars), to Morocco – by 126.8% (16.7 million dollars), to Nigeria – by 122.8% (7.5 million dollars), to the Ivory Coast – by 104.9% ($ 13.1 million), to Ghana – by 128.9% ($ 3.2 million), and to Guinea – by 19 times ($ 1.8 million).
With most of the listed countries (with the exception of Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana and Guinea), Belarus has a surplus in the foreign trade balance.
A small group of countries in Africa has significantly increased the reciprocal supply. If the export of Belarusian goods to Tanzania increased by 3.1 times ($ 346.7 thousand), the import grew by 13 times ($ 13.4 million). The export fell and, accordingly, the import increased in trade relations between Belarus and Kenya (the amount of import from this country grew by 8.9 times to $ 12.2 million) and Benin (by 74.3% – to $ 23.1 million).
In January-May, the turnover fell with Burkina Faso, Mali, as well as Cameroon and Nigeria (the import from these counties sharply decreased).