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Belarus
Summary statistics
Region Eastern Europe  
Currency Belarusian Ruble (BYR)  
Surface area (square kilometres) 207600  
Population in 2011 (estimated, 000) 9559  
Population density in 2011 (per square kilometre) 46.1  
Capital city and population in 2011 (000) Minsk (1861)  
United Nations membership date 24 October 1945  
Economic indicators
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2011 55136  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2010 55221  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2005 30210  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2011 5.3  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2010 7.7  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2005 9.4  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2011 5768.0  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2010 5755.0  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2005 3075.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2011 5584.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2010 5634.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2005 3080.0  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2011 38.0  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2010 39.3  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2005 26.5  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2011 8350.00 Official rate.  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2010 3000.00 Official rate.  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2005 2152.00 Official rate.  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2011 -5702  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2010 -8260  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2005 497  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2011 ...  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2010 623 Series linked to former series.  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2005 384  
Industrial production index (2005=100) 2011 159 The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev. 3.  
Industrial production index (2005=100) 2010 146 The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev. 3.  
Industrial production index (2005=100) 2005 100 The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev. 3.  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2011 117  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 117  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 98  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2011 117  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 117  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 98  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2011 50.2  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2010 50.0  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2005 51.0  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2011 62.6  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2010 62.2  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2005 62.9  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2011 116 Organized tourism.  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2010 120 Organized tourism.  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2005 91 Organized tourism.  
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent) 2011 ...  
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent) 2010 2454 2009.  
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent) 2005 2542  
Telephone subscribers, total (per 100 inhabitants) 2011 155.9  
Telephone subscribers, total (per 100 inhabitants) 2010 150.8  
Telephone subscribers, total (per 100 inhabitants) 2005 75.2  
Internet users (per 100 inhabitants) 2011 39.6  
Internet users (per 100 inhabitants) 2010 31.8  
Internet users (per 100 inhabitants) 2005 ...  
Exports (million US$) 2011 41418.7  
Imports (million US$) 2011 45759.1  
Balance (million US$) 2011 -4340.4  
Major trading partners (% of exports) 2011 Russian Federation (34.8), Netherlands (14.8), Ukraine (10.0)  
Major trading partners (% of imports) 2011 Russian Federation (54.0), Germany (5.6)  
Social indicators
Population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 -0.3  
Urban population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 0.2  
Rural population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 -2.0  
Urban population (%) 2012 75.5  
Population aged 0-14 years (%) 2012 15.3  
Population aged 60+ years (females and males, % of total) 2012 23.0/14.1  
Sex ratio (males per 100 females) 2012 86.8  
Life expectancy at birth (females and males, years) 2010-2015 76.4/65.2  
Infant mortality rate (per 1 000 live births) 2010-2015 6.5  
Fertility rate, total (live births per woman) 2010-2015 1.5  
Contraceptive prevalence (ages 15-49, %) 2006-2010 72.6 2005-2006.  
International migrant stock (000 and % of total population) mid-2010 1090.4/11.4  
Refugees and others of concern to UNHCR end-2011 8036  
Education: Government expenditure (% of GDP) 2006-2012 5.3  
Education: Primary-secondary gross enrolment ratio (f/m per 100) 2006-2012 101.3/103.5  
Education: Female third-level students (% of total) 2006-2012 57.4 National estimate.  
Intentional homicides (females and males, per 100 000) 2008-2010 3.8/6.4  
Seats held by women in national parliaments (%) 2012 26.6  
Environment
Threatened species 2012 22  
Forested area (% of land area) 2010 42.0  
CO2 emission estimates (000 metric tons and metric tons per capita) 2009 60243/6.3  
Energy consumption per capita (kilograms oil equivalent) 2009 2529.0  
Rainfall in the capital city, total mean (millimetres) 677  
Temperature in the capital city, mean °C (minimum and maximum) 2.1/9.9  
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