The economic slump in Belarus is coming to an end with GDP growing by 0.3% year on year in the first quarter. After the settling of the gas dispute with Russia, oil supplies to Belarus resumed at normal levels which propped up manufacturing output and exports. A tight monetary and fiscal stance contributed to a significant reduction in inflation. The prospects for the Belarus economy have improved but growth will probably remain modest in the coming years, at around 2-2.5% p.a.

map Belarus
Main Economic Indicators201420152016201720182019
Population, 1000 persons947594909502...
GDP, real change in %1.7-3.8-
GDP per capita (EUR at PPP)139001370013200...
Gross industrial production, real change in %2.0-6.6-0.4...
Unemployment rate reg., in %, end of period0.
Average gross monthly wages, EUR458377328...
Consumer prices, % p.a.18.113.511.810.09.08.0
Fiscal balance in % of GDP1.31.41.5...
Public debt in % of GDP37.353.754.9...
Current account in % of GDP-6.7-3.3-3.6-3.4-3.1-3.1
FDI inflow, EUR mn144515061133...
Gross external debt in % of GDP54.169.483.8...

Basic data are continuously updated.

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Monthly Report No. 7-8/2017

Vasily Astrov, Rumen Dobrinsky, Vladimir Gligorov, Richard Grieveson, Doris Hanzl-Weiss, Peter Havlik, Gabor Hunya, Sebastian Leitner, Isilda Mara, Olga Pindyuk, Leon Podkaminer, Sandor Richter and Hermine Vidovic
wiiw Monthly Report No. 7-8, July-August 2017
27 pages including 1 Table and 2 Figures



BELARUS: Turning the corner?

Rumen Dobrinsky
in: Cautious Upturn in CESEE: Haunted by the Spectre of Uncertainty
wiiw Forecast Report No. Spring 2017, March 2017 , pp. 46-50
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