The Belarus statistics office Belstat – also known as the National Statistical Committee of the Republic of Belarus – has provided insightful figures concerning the cut flower imports and exports. These figures indicate that there is a strong growth in both the import and the export of cut flowers.
The large majority of cut flowers in 2019 were exported to Russia, which amounted to 99%. Other parties were shipped to Lithuania and Kazakhstan.
In total, the imports of cut flowers to Belarus amounted to $346 million in 2019. This was a growth of 21% compared to the year before. Top trading partners for import were Ecuador, with a share of 46% (172 million US$) and the Netherlands, with a share of 32% (117 million US$).
In 2019, imports reached almost US$367 million, while exports about US$85 million. Most of this, 99% were fresh cut flowers and flowerbuds, only 0.015% were dried, dyed or bleached flowers. For these products, Belarus serves as a transport hub between Europe and Latin America, and Russia and other former Soviet countries.
For more information, visit the website www.trendeconomy.com.