Source
Central bank

National Bank of the Republic of Belarus

International Reserves

US$ 7.863 billion (Source: IMF; Data updated: 2012)

Source
Gross Domestic Product - GDP

US$ 58.068 billion (2010 estimate)

GDP (Purchasing Power Parity)

147.891 billion of International dollars (2010 estimate)

Real GDP growth
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
4.7% 5% 7% 11.5% 9.4% 10% 8.6% 10.2%
2009 2010 2011 2012*        
0.2% 7.7% 5.3% 3%        

*Estimate

GDP per capita - current prices

US$ 6,186 (2010 estimate)

GDP per capita - PPP

$15,756 International Dollars (2010 estimate)

GDP (PPP) - share of world total
1980 1990 2000 2010 2015**
N/A N/A 0.12% 0.18% 0.18%

**Forecast

 
 
Source
GDP - composition by sector

(Data released on February 2012)

  • agriculture: 9.6% 
  • industry: 46.4% 
  • services: 44% (2011 estimate)
Gross domestic expenditure on R&D; (% of GDP)

N/A

(Data released on March 2012)

Inflation
2009 2010 2011 2012*
13%(2008) 7.7% 53.2% 66%

*Estimate

Unemployment rate
2009 2010 2011 2012*
0.9% 0.7% 0.6%(2009) 0.6%

*Estimate

Household saving rates

N/A

(Data released on December 2011)

Public debt (General government gross debt as a % of GDP)
2008 2009 2010 2011 2012*
21.7% 34.9% 41% 50.2% 37.3%

*Estimate

Public deficit (General government net lending/borrowing as a % of GDP)
2008 2009 2010 2011* 2012**
3.4% -0.4% -1.8% 3.3% 0.1%

*Estimate    **Forecast

Government bond ratings

Standard & Poor's: B-

Moody's rating: B3

Moody's outlook: NEG

(Foreign Currency Government Bond Ratings; Data last updated Dec 2011 and Nov 2012)

Market value of publicly traded shares
2009 2010 2011
N/A N/A N/A
Largest companies in Belarus

N/A

 
 
Source
Current account balance

US$ -3.6 billion (2011 estimate)(After 2008)

Current account balance by percentage of GDP

-6.2% of GDP (2010 estimate)(2009)

Exports as percent of GDP(Exports of goods and services)

54.6% (2010)

(Data released on April 2012)

Shares in world total merchandising export

0.22%(2007)

(Data were released in 2012 and refer to 2011)

Shares in world total commercial services export

0.13% (2011)(2007)

(Data were released in 2012)

Total exports

US$46.6 billion (2012 estimate) 

Export commodities

machinery and equipment, mineral products, chemicals, metals, textiles, foodstuffs

Total imports

US$48.18 billion (2012 estimate) 

 
 
Source
Import commodities

mineral products, machinery and equipment, chemicals, foodstuffs, metals

Exports - major partners

Russia 31%, Netherlands 12.6%, Ukraine 11.4%, Latvia 7.2%, Germany 4.7%, Brazil 4.3% (2011)

Imports - major partners

Russia 45.8%, Germany 6.5%, Ukraine 5.7%, China 4.5% (2011)

FDI inflows
2009 2010 2011
US$1,884 million US$1,403 million(2009) US$3,986 million(2009)
FDI outflows
2009 2010 2011  
US$102 million US$50 million US$57 million  
Value of cross-border M&A;, by country of purchaser
2008 2009 2010 2011
N/A N/A(2009) N/A(2009) N/A
Cross-border M&A; deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2010(Acquiring company, Acquired company, Country of the acquired company, Value of the deal)

N/A

(for a monthly update on M&A; click here )

Cross-border M&A; deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2011(Acquiring company, Acquired company, Country of the acquired company, Value of the deal)

N/A(2008 estimate)

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Best countries for doing business World Bank/IFC Doing Business Project (Economies are ranked on their ease of doing business, from 1 - 185. A high ranking means the regulatory environment is more conducive to the starting and operation of a local firm.)

Overall ranking: 58 out of 185 countries(2009) (2013)

Subcategories:

Starting a business: 9 out of 185 countries(2009)

Enforcing Contracts: 13 out of 185 countries

Registering Property: 3 out of 185 countries

Getting credit: 104 out of 185 countries

Protecting investors: 82 out of 185 countries

Trading across border: 151 out of 185 countries

Paying Taxes: 129 out of 185 countries

Dealing with Construction Permits: 30 out of 185 countries

Getting Electricity: 171 out of 185 countries

Resolving Insolvency: 56 out of 185 countries

(2013)

Global competitiveness ranking(ranking by country on a basis of 144, the first is the best)

N/A

(2012)

 

 

Index of Economic FreedomWSJ and Heritage Foundation

Ranking: 153 Score: 49.0 (Repressed) (2009)

(100=totally free 0=totally repressed )

 
 
Source
Total area

207,600 km2 (2006)

Capital

Minsk (2009)

Currency

Belarusian rubles (BYB/BYR) (2009)

Government type

republic in name, although in fact a dictatorship (2009)

Languages

Belarusian, Russian, other

Religions

Eastern Orthodox 80%, other (including Roman Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, and Muslim) 20% (1997 estimate)

Total population
1980 1990 2000 2012* 2017**
N/A N/A 9.99 million 9.39 million 9.15 million

*Estimate    **Forecast

 
 
Source
Urban population as % of total population
1960 1980 2000 2011
32.4% 56.5% 69.9% 75%
Population median age

38 years (2010)

Population growth rate

-0.2% (2011)

Life expectancy

70 years (2010)

Adult literacy

100% (2005/2010)

% of population living on less than $2 a day

<2% (2011)

Inequality of wealth distribution (Gini index)

27.22 (2008)

(Data were released in 2011, 0=perfect equality, 100=absolute inequality)

Freedom House rating

Political Rights:7
Civil Liberties:6 (2011)

(1 represents the most free, 7 the least free)

Source
Total telephone subscribers as % of population

155.9% (2011)

(sum of fixed telephone lines and mobile cellular subscribers)

Internet users as % of total population

39.6% (Data were released in 2012 and refer to 2011)

Cost of living - Mercer index(ranking by city on a basis of 214; the 1st is the most expensive and the 214th is the least expensive)

Minsk: 193rd (2011)

Source
CO2 emissions(Metric tons of CO2 per capita)

6.257 (Data were released in 2012 and refer to 2009)

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