Source
Central bank

National Bank of the Republic of Belarus

International Reserves

US$ 7.265 billion (Source: IMF; Data updated: 2014)

Gross Domestic Product - GDP

US$ 76 billion (2014 estimate)

GDP (Purchasing Power Parity)

154 billion of International dollars (2014 estimate)

Real GDP growth
2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
7% 11.5% 9.4% 10.0% 8.7% 10.3% 0.1% 7.7%
2011 2012 2013 2014*        
5.5% 1.7% 0.9% 1.6%        

*Estimate

GDP per capita - current prices

US$ 8,118 (2014 estimate)

GDP per capita - PPP

$16,327 International Dollars (2014 estimate)

GDP (PPP) - share of world total
1980 1990 2000 2010 2014*
N/A N/A 0.12% 0.17% 0.17%

*Estimate

 
 
Source
GDP - composition by sector
  • agriculture: 9.2% 
  • industry: 46.4% 
  • services: 44.7% (2013 estimate)
Gross domestic expenditure on R&D; (% of GDP)

N/A

Inflation
2011 2012 2013 2014*
53.2% 59.2% 18.3% 16.8%

*Estimate

Unemployment rate
2011 2012 2013 2014*
0.6% 0.6% 0.6% 0.6%

*Estimate

Household saving rates

N/A

 

Public debt (General government gross debt as a % of GDP)
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014*
39.5% 45.9% 38.5% 36.7% 34.4%

*Estimate

Public deficit (General government net lending/borrowing as a % of GDP)
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014*
-0.5% 4.2% 1.7% -0.9% -2.9%

*Estimate 

Government bond ratings

Standard & Poor's: B-

Moody's rating: B3

Moody's outlook: NEG

(Foreign Currency Government Bond Ratings; Data last updated Sept 2014)

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$ -7.674 billion (2014 estimate)

Current account balance by percentage of GDP

-10.038% of GDP (2014 estimate)

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

61.2% (2013)

Shares in world total merchandising export

0.25% (2012)

Shares in world total commercial services export

0.13% (2012)

Total exports

US$42.06 billion (2013 estimate) 

Export commodities

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

Total imports

US$45.170 billion (2013 estimate) 

 
 
Source
Import commodities

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

Exports - major partners

Russia 35.4%, Netherlands 16.4%, Ukraine 12.1%, Latvia 7.1% (2012)

Imports - major partners

Russia 59.4%, Germany 5.9%, China 5.1%, Ukraine 5% (2012)

FDI inflows
2011 2012 2013
US$4,002 million US$1,464 million US$2,233 million
FDI outflows
2011 2012 2013  
US$126 million US$156 million US$173 million  
Value of cross-border M&A;, by country of purchaser
2010 2011 2012 2013
N/A N/A N/A US$215 million
Cross-border M&A; deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2012 (Acquiring company, Acquired company, Country of the acquired company, Value of the deal)

N/A

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Cross-border M&A; deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2013 (Acquiring company, Acquired company, Country of the acquired company, Value of the deal)

N/A

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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 - 189. A high ranking means the regulatory environment is more conducive to the starting and operation of a local firm.


Overall ranking: 63 out of 189 countries  (2013)

Subcategories:

Starting a business: 15 out of 189 countries

Enforcing Contracts: 13 out of 189 countries

Registering Property: 3 out of 189 countries

Getting credit: 109 out of 189 countries

Protecting investors: 98 out of 189 countries

Trading across border: 149 out of 189 countries

Paying Taxes: 133 out of 189 countries

Dealing with Construction Permits: 30 out of 189 countries

Getting Electricity: 168 out of 189 countries

Resolving Insolvency: 74 out of 189 countries

(2013)

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

N/A

 

 

 

Index of Economic FreedomWSJ and Heritage Foundation

Ranking: 150 Score: 50.1 (Mostly Unfree) (2014)

(100=totally free 0=totally repressed )

 
 
Source
Time zone

UTC+2

Total area

207,600 sq km

Capital

Minsk 

Currency

Belarusian rubles (BYB/BYR) 

Government type

republic in name, although in fact a dictatorship

Languages

Belarusian (official) 23.4%, Russian (official) 70.2%, other 3.1% (includes small Polish- and Ukrainian-speaking minorities), unspecified 3.3% (2009 est.)

Religions

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

Total population
1990 2000 2010 2014*

2019**

N/A 9.99 million 9.5 million 9.417 million 9.184 million

*Estimate    **Forecast

 
 
Source
Urban population as % of total population
1960 1980 2000 2011
32.4% 56% 70%

76%

Population median age

39.4 years (2014 estimate)

Population growth rate

-0.19% (2014 est.)

Life expectancy

72.15 years (2014 estimate)

Adult literacy

99.6% (2009 estimate)

% of population living on less than $2 a day

0% (2011)

Inequality of wealth distribution (Gini index)

26.5 (2011)

(0=perfect equality, 100=absolute inequality)

Freedom House rating

Political Rights: 7
Civil Liberties: 6 (2014)

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

Total telephone subscribers as % of population

Fixed 47.8%  Mobile 118.8%
(2013)
(fixed-telephone subscribers and mobile-cellular subscribers)

Internet users as % of total population

54.17% (2013)

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: 191st (2014)

CO2 emissions(Metric tons of CO2 per capita)

6.6 (2010)

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