The structure of the Belarusian economy is export oriented. The share of export in the Gross Domestic Product exceeds 50 percent.
The volume of the Belarusian export has increased from USD 7 billion in 1998 to USD 40 billion in 2011.
Export products of Belarus are diverse and include more than 1 000 articles. Among the major export commodities of Belarus are potash and nitrogen fertilizers, oil products, rolled steel, metal cord, trucks, tractors, chemical fibers and yarns, caprolactam, tires, furniture, refrigerators and freezers, wood products, clothing, shoes, dairy and meat products, sugar.
The country produces a wide range of high technology products with stable demand in foreign markets: agricultural machinery, buses and trams, road-building machinery, technical equipment, gas cookers, washing machines, microelectronics and optical devices.
Agricultural products have an important share in the Belarusian exports.
In 2011 exports of milk and dairy products reached USD 1.7 billion.
Belarus has opted for innovative development of the economy by increasing its high-tech capacity.