In January-June 2010, the trade between Belarus and Ukraine increased by 48% as compared to the same period a year ago to a total of $1.830 billion, BelTA learnt form the trade and economic group of the Belarusian Embassy in Kyiv.
In H1 Belarusian export was up 56% to a total of $1.047 billion, the import increased by 38% to $782.8 million. Belarus had a $265 million surplus in trade with Ukraine.
Ukraine is second only to Russia as Belarus' major trading partner (7%). Ukraine ranks third as Belarus major export-import partner, following Russia and the Netherlands and Russia and Germany respectively.
Belarus' major exports to Ukraine are farm machines, component parts, trucks, tires, refrigerators, oil products, potash and mixed fertilizers, sugar, hosiery and other goods.
Belarus' major imports from Ukraine are ferrous metal and related products, electric energy, vegetable oil, medicine, corn, chocolate and other commodities.