Updated at 11:50,16-10-2017

Belstat: Export of dissolvents shortened by 3000 times

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Export of dissolvents and dilutants shortened by 3000 times in January-April this year, in comparison with the same time period last year.

According to the statistical data, in 4 months of 2013 Belarus exported 598 tons of dissolvents and dilutants for nearly $739 thousand. For the same period of time in 2012, 1,89 million tons of dissolvents and dilutants for $1,7 billion were sent to foreign markets.

The average price for the Belarusian dissolvents and dilutants grew together with the volume decrease: from $ 902 per ton till $ 1236 per ton.

BelaPAN reminds, in 2012 Belarus exported 3,25 mln tons of dissolvents and dilutants for $ 2,8 billion (77% more than in 2011). The rapid growth of export of dissolvents caused suspicions in Russia - they started thinking that Belarus shipped oil products disguised as dissolvents and dilutants which helped to avoid paying fees to the Russian budget.