Foreign trade in goods
||15 972||32 687||56 952||50 985||10 891||13 374||122.8|
|Export||7 326||15 979||26 660||23 412||5 003||6 177||123.5|
|Import||8 646||16 708||30 292||27 570||5 888||7 197||122.2|
|Balance||-1 320||-729||-3 632||-4 154||-885||-1 021|
The list of the export products is characterized by the wide nomenclature. Among the major export commodities of Belarus are oil and oil products, potash and nitrogen fertilizers, metal products, trucks and cars, tractors, tires, dairy and meat products, furniture.
Belarus imports are mainly composed of energy resources (oil and natural gas), raw materials and components (metals and metal products, raw materials for chemical industry, machine parts) manufacturing equipment.
Today Belarus has trade relations with more than 180 countries around the world.
Russian Federation is the main trade partner of the Republic of Belarus, in January-March 2017 it accounts for 45.5 percent of export and more than 58% of import.
The European Union is the second largest trade partner of the Republic of Belarus, in January-March 2017 it accounts for 26.1 percent of export and one fifth of import. The main partners in the EU are Great Britain, Germany, Poland, Lithuania, Netherlands, Italy, Latvia, France, Belgium, Czech Republic and Norway.
The first quarter 2017 demonstrates export growth from Belarus to all Member States of the EEC: to Kyrgyzstan – by 61.6%, to Kazakhstan – by 54.0%, to Russia – by 37.9%, to Armenia – by 18.0 %.
There is a positive dynamic in cooperation with the traditional partners in Latin America such as Argentina, Venezuela, Ecuador, Brazil and in Asia, notably with Iran, China, UAE, Israel, Azerbaijan and India.
Foreign trade in services
The trends of the foreign trade in services of the Republic of Belarus is illustrated in the following table.
|Overall trade||1 536||3 483||11 013||11 017||2 308||2 424||105.0|
|Export||1 000||2 342||6 637||6 780||1 427||1 587||111.2|
|Import||536||1 141||4 377||4 237||881||837||95.0|
|Balance||465||1 201||2 260||2 543||546||750|
About 50 percent of the total Belarusian export of services makes up transport services, reflecting favorable geographical position of the Republic of Belarus.
Among the major export positions, there are IT and construction services.
The main trade partners of Belarus in export of service are Russia (about 43% of total exports) and the EU (about 27%).