Belarus trade with Russia down $900m as Minsk turns to new export markets

Belarus Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov

Belarus Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov

Belarus trade with Russia dropped by $900m in the first two months of 2015 as the economic crisis takes its toll, Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov said today, galvanising the country to look to ease its dependence on its fellow EEU founding member.¬†“The government has recently identified 56 countries as promising markets for [the country’s]¬†products,” he said, including China, India, Indonesia, North Africa and Latin America where combined exports had reached $100m in the past year.

Source: Rosbalt