Deliveries of Belarusian equipment abroad in 2017 showed mixed results. For many items, the physical volumes of supplies decreased, although the financial result was better than in 2016.
Plow deliveries abroad last year increased by 9,1% to 2 units. At the same time, export earnings decreased by 947% to $ 16,3 million. The main sales market was Russia, where 2,16 plows were shipped for $ 2062 million.
Disc harrow exports were down 29,5% to 249 machines. In value terms, it grew by 21,8% to 1,65 million dollars. Here, Russia also became the main market, with 175 disks worth 1,18 million dollars.
Overseas deliveries of seeders, planters and transplanters last year increased by 82,3% to 947 units. However, in value terms, they decreased by 13,4% to $ 2,63 million.
Exports of fertilizer machines fell 20,4% to 711 units. In value terms, it increased by 44,7% to $ 6,68 million.
The export of mowers increased 1,5 times to 4 units. In value terms, the progress was not so noticeable. Supplies increased by 173% to nearly $ 25,2 million.
The deliveries of balers decreased by 1,9% to 3 machines. Export revenues rose 508% to $ 2,9 million.
Direct deliveries of combine harvesters abroad last year grew by 44,8% to 333 units. In value terms, they doubled to $ 22,4 million. It should be noted that the bulk of Belarusian combines sold in the Russian Federation is assembled at local plants with a fairly high degree of localization. Last year, Russia was the largest direct export market, to which 267 cars were sent for $ 20,9 million. 40 combines for $ 345,5 thousand were sold to Ukraine.
Last year, the export of tubers and root crops harvesting machines increased by 5% to 840 machines, revenue from it grew 1,5 times to $ 2,62 million.
Valery Alekseev, belmarket.b