In the first half year of 2010, Belarus increased exports of food products by 49.8% compared to January-June of 2009, to the level of 1484.5 mln USD, imports - up 3.4%, to the level of 780.8 mln USD, declared the National Statistical Committee of the Republic of Belarus (Belstat).
In the first half year, the export volumes of food products essentially grew due to the increase of the value of supply volumes of sugar, dairy products, beef, marked Belstat.
During January-June of 2010, the share of food products in the general structure of exports from Belarus totaled 13.2% as opposed to 10.9% in January-June of 2009, the share of food products in the structure of consumer goods export volumes - 60% against 56.5%.
In the reporting period, the share of food products in the general structure of imports to Belarus totaled 5.3% as opposed to 5.8% in January-June of 2009, the share of food products in the structure of consumer goods import volumes - 31.3% against 36.7%.
The main positions of imports of food products to Belarus included grains (58.2 thsd tonnes, down 58.6%), vegetable oils (51.9 thsd tonnes, up 0.4%).