wiiw Forecast Reports

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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The Belarus economy is undergoing a painful adjustment and a prolonged recession. In 2016, GDP plunged by 2.6%, after falling by 3.8% the previous year. A dispute with Russia over the pricing of gas provoked Russia to reduce its oil supplies, which hit the Belarusian processing industry and exports. At the same time, a change in policy helped lower inflation. The final months of the year brought some positive signs that growth may resume in the coming years.


Reference to wiiw databases: wiiw Annual Database, wiiw Monthly Database

Countries covered: Belarus