Imports$42.18 billion (2011 est.)
Exports$39.62 billion (2011 est.)
Inflation rate (consumer prices)52.4% (2011 est.)
Unemployment rate1% (2009 est.)
GDP - per capita (PPP)$15,200 (2011 est.)
National product real growth rate4.8% (2010 est.)
Internet users2.643 million (2009)
Telephones - mobile cellular10.333 million (2009)
Population growth rate-0.362% (2012 est.)
Population9,542,883 (July 2012 est.)
After seven decades as a constituent republic of the USSR, Belarus attained its independence in 1991.
It has retained closer political and economic ties to Russia than any of the other former Soviet republics.
Belarus and Russia signed a treaty on a two-state union on 8 December 1999 envisioning greater political and economic integration....
Belarus has seen limited structural reform since 1995, when President LUKASHENKO launched the country on the path of "market socialism.
" In keeping with this policy, LUKASHENKO reimposed administrative controls over prices and currency exchange rates and expanded the state's right to intervene in the management of private enterprises.
Since 2005, the government has re-nationalized a number of private companies....
The Economist Intelligence Unit
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This report contains detailed forecasts and analysis for Belarus, including trade and investment analysis, economic forecasts, political risk assessments and demographic trend analysis. Each ISA Country ...