Last updated: July 30, 2019
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Important trade partners for Belarus among the Ukrainian regions are Kyiv (including Kiev), Dnipropetrovsk, Donetsk, Kharkiv, Poltava and Zaporozhye regions. They accounted for more than 78 percent of the total volume of trade with Ukraine.The basis of Belarusian exports is finished consumer products of machine-building, petrochemical, building complexes, food products: tractors, trucks, refrigerators and freezers, elevators and elevators, parts and equipment for automobiles and tractors, petroleum products, oil bitumen, ethylene polymers, tires, fertilizers potassium, cord fabric, synthetic fibers, ceramic plates, wooden building products, polished glass, wallpaper, sausage wares, fish products 10, 27.Exports to Ukraine are carried out in 563 commodity groups (in 2006 – 468). In total for the Ukrainian market more than 2 thousand kinds of various goods are delivered. According to most major commodity items accounting for more than 74 percent of export volumes, the supply of products increased in 2007. In 2007, the market access to the Ukrainian market of such goods: butter, malt, rye flour, sugar, washing machines, and well-ordered supplies of spirits were provided.Due to the strengthening of communications, the development of the commodity network, the commercial enterprises of Belarus in 2007 increased the volumes of supply of products from many commodity positions. Increased volumes of exports of fish products, cosmetics, bitumen, fiberboard panels, wooden building products, paper and cardboard, containers, cord fabric and impregnated fabrics, plastic containers, hosiery, spare parts for cars and tractors, appliances and medical devices, furniture, lighting equipment.At the same time, the decrease in volumes of supply of petroleum products, sausage and canned goods, synthetic fibers, road vehicles led to a decline in exports of commercial enterprises in 2007 by 14 percent.Almost all commodity items, accounting for more than 62 percent of imports, saw a significant increase in the supply of products to the Belarus market. The volumes of import of ferrous metals and their products, flour, sunflower oil, corn, wagons, parts of rolling stock, tobacco, cord fabric, equipment for cars and tractors, plastic containers, chipboards, electric transformers, styrene polymers, cables and other products.The products purchased in Ukraine are basically Belarusian imports, which are necessary for the operation of enterprises.Assessing the foreign economic relations of Ukraine and the Republic of Belarus as a whole, it should be noted that the countries can best use the advantages of their geopolitical position, which is the link between the West and the East.Currently, in Ukraine there are more than 100 structures of the Belarusian commodity network, which perform dealer and distribution functions, their number is constantly increasing. Meetings of the leaders of the border regions of both countries are held annually. Such events were held in the cities of Brest, Ivano-Frankivsk, Mozyr, Zhytomyr.Every year, national exhibitions of both countries are organized. In 2006, a national exhibition of the Republic of Belarus and a business forum of business circles of the countries took place in Kyiv. 2007, the Ukrainian national exhibition “Goods of Ukraine 2007” was held in Minsk. In October 2008, the National Exhibition of Belarus was held in Kiev and a round table on the expansion of trade and economic cooperation.It is also possible to state that Ukrainian-Belarusian relations are characterized by stability, mutual interest in increasing cooperation, first of all – trade and economic, due to geographical proximity, high level of production and scientific and technical ties in almost all branches of the national economy. The existing model of interaction between Ukraine and Belarus, based on good neighborly relations and cooperation on a pragmatic basis, is productive and promising. Increasingly the importance of the Ukrainian factor in the life of Belarus is increasing. All this contributes to the strengthening of the climate of trust in relations between countries.