General information: directions, tasks and results
The Republic of Belarus implements a multi-vector foreign economic policy and actively participates in international integration processes.
Belarus is an export-oriented country with well-developed manufacturing sector and agriculture.
In 2022, foreign trade turnover of the Republic of Belarus reached 76.9 billion USD which is 6% less than in the year 2021. Export of goods amounted to 38.3 billion USD and decreased by 4.2% compared to the previous year.
The commodity structure of Belarusian export includes more than a thousand commodity items at the level of four digits of the HS codes of the EAEU. The most important export positions are products of petrochemistry, mechanical engineering, metallurgy, woodworking, light industry, dairy and meat products, furniture, glass, fiberglass, cement.
The main imports are energy resources (oil and natural gas), raw materials, materials and components (metals and products from them, raw materials for chemical production, machine parts), technological equipment.
In 2022, Belarusian products were exported to the markets of 161 countries.
The main trade partners of Belarus are Russia, EAEU, and CIS countries. The presence of Belarusian manufacturers in the regions of Asia, Africa, America and Oceania is expanding. The work to expand access to the markets of faraway countries is carried out together with EAEU partners by concluding free trade agreements.
In 2022, export of Belarusian services amounted to 9.2 billion USD, which is 10.8% less than in 2021.
In 2022, the balance of foreign trade in goods and services is at its three decades maximum ("plus" $4.3 billion).
Statement by Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei at the 77th session of the UN General Assembly (September, 2022)
77 лет Победы // Victory Day. 77th Anniversary (2022)
Интервью Министра В.Макея китайскому телеканалу CGTN // FM Vladimir Makei gives an interview to CGTN
Visa-free travel to Belarus
Беларусь и ЮНЕСКО / Belarus in UNESCO
СМИД СНГ в Минске / Minsk hosts the Meeting of the CIS Council of Foreign Ministers
Official Internet Resources
President of the Republic of Belaruswww.president.gov.by
Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belaruswww.government.gov.by
Council of the Republicwww.sovrep.gov.by
House of Representativeswww.house.gov.by
National Agency of Investment and Privatizationwww.investinbelarus.by
International ICT Forum TIBO 2022www.tibo.by
National Center of Legal Informationwww.ncpi.gov.by
National Tourism Agencywww.belarustourism.by
Information export support website Export.bywww.export.by
Belarusian Universal Commodity Exchangewww.butb.by
Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industrywww.cci.by
Official website of the Republic od Belaruswww.belarus.by
Radio Belarus Internationalwww.radiobelarus.by
Business network TradeBelwww.tradebel.com
National Academy of Science of Belaruswww.nasb.gov.by
Ministry of Education of the Republic of Belaruswww.edu.gov.by
Ministry of Natural Resources of the Republic of Belaruswww.minpriroda.gov.by
Ministry of Health of the Republic of Belaruswww.minzdrav.gov.by
Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Belaruswww.economy.gov.by