2010.12.06 | Belarus’ commodity trade deficit at $6.933 bln in Jan-OctBelarus’ foreign commodity trade deficit amounted to U.S. $6.933 billion in January-October 2010, compared to a $5.704 billion deficit in January-October 2010, according to the National Statistics Committee.
Exports rose 17% in January-October 2010 year-on-year to $19.878 billion, and imports increased 18.2% to $26.811 billion.
Exports from Belarus included $10.987 billion worth of supplies to CIS states, up 47.5% on the year, including exports to Russia, which stood at $7.999 million, up 48.6% and to Kazakhstan at $395.4 million, up 49.3%.
Exports to non-CIS countries amounted to $8.892 billion as of November 1, 2010, down 6.8% on the year.
Belarusian imports from CIS countries rose 9.2% to $15.845 billion, including imports from Russia at $14 billion, up 5.1% on the year, and from Kazakhstan at $285.8 million, up 380%.
Imports from non-CIS countries went up 34% on the year to $10.966 billion.
The deficit of commodity trade with CIS countries came to $4.859 million, down 31.1% on the year in the period. The deficit of commodity trade with Russia fell 24.4% year-on-year in January-October 2010 to $6.001 million. In trade with Kazakhstan, Belarus showed a $109.6 million surplus, down 46.5%.
The deficit of foreign trade with countries outside the CIS reached $2.074 billion in January-October 2010, compared with a surplus of $1.352 billion surplus in January-October 2009.
The CIS accounted for 57.5% of Belarus’ trade turnover in January-October 2010, Russia accounted for 47.1%, while non-CIS foreign states are responsible for 42.5%.