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Belarus

Belarus : economy statistics and industry reports

  • Updated on : 27 August 2012  Source : The World Factbook

Imports

$42.18 billion (2011 est.)
$34.48 billion (2010 est.)

Exports

$39.62 billion (2011 est.)
$25.41 billion (2010 est.)

Inflation rate (consumer prices)

52.4% (2011 est.)
7.8% (2010 est.)

Unemployment rate

1% (2009 est.)
1.6% (2005)
note: official registered unemployed; large number of underemployed workers

GDP - per capita (PPP)

$15,200 (2011 est.)
$14,400 (2010 est.)
$13,300 (2009 est.)
note: data are in 2011 US dollars

National product real growth rate

4.8% (2010 est.)
0.2% (2009 est.)
10.2% (2008 est.)

Internet users

2.643 million (2009)

Telephones - mobile cellular

10.333 million (2009)

Population growth rate

-0.362% (2012 est.)

Population

9,542,883 (July 2012 est.)

Historical background

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.

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Belarus

Economic overview

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.

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Dun and Bradstreet (Altares)

D&B Country Insight Report: Belarus

D&B Country Insight Report: Belarus

  • $ 650
  • Country report
  • December 2013
  • by Dun and Bradstreet (Altares)

Report Summary If you are involved in cross-border business, developing relationships or identifying opportunities overseas, you are exposed to the risk associated with a country's overall political, ...

  • Countries : Belarus

The Economist Intelligence Unit

Country Risk Service Belarus 1st Quarter 2014 Updater

Country Risk Service Belarus 1st Quarter 2014 Updater

  • $ 520
  • Country report
  • March 2014
  • by The Economist Intelligence Unit

  • Countries : Belarus

ISA

Belarus - ISA Country Report

Belarus - ISA Country Report

  • $ 99
  • Country report
  • April 2014
  • by ISA

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 ...

  • Countries : Belarus

Oxford Economics

Country Economic Forecasts > Belarus

Country Economic Forecasts > Belarus

  • $ 185
  • Country report
  • January 2014
  • by Oxford Economics

Growth in 2014 is now forecast at just 2%, well below the official target of 3.3% as exports and investment struggle to recover from the 2012-13 downturn given the worsening growth prospects in Russia. ...

  • Countries : Belarus

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