Economists' Pick- Highlight
20 April 2018
Belarus, an active BRI participant in Central and Eastern Europe, is an important transit link connecting Asia and Europe. As a member of the Eurasian Economic Union, it is becoming an increasingly popular production base for manufacturers targeting the CIS markets. Belarus is trying to overcome the disadvantage it suffers from being landlocked by opening up for trade and investment in a bid to transform to a high-tech economy.
Mainland consumers are becoming increasingly keen on sampling diversified foods. A recent survey on the mainland packaged food market conducted by HKTDC Research found that the average respondent bought 2.82 types of rice and 3.95 types of oil while 70% of the respondents tend to buy small to medium-sized packs of rice and oil products.