BELARUS

Capital Minsk
Area (km2) 207 600
Total population (thousands, 2017) 9 498
Population density (per km2) 46
National currency Belarussian ruble (BYR)
National statistical office www.belstat.gov.by
National Statistical Committee of the Republic of Belarus
Women in the labour force, 2017
   percentage of total for both sexes 50%
Gender pay gap
   monthly earnings, 2017 25%
   hourly wage, 2016 25%
Women in part-time employment, 2017
   percentage of employed women 3%
Female tertiary students, 2017
   percentage of total for both sexes 53%
Female victims of homicide, 2017
   percentage of total for both sexes 39%
Women researchers, 2017
   percentage of total for both sexes 40%
Life expectancy at birth, 2017
   females, years 79.2
   males, years 69.3
Life expectancy at 65, 2017
   females, years 18.0
   males, years 12.9
Total fertility rate, 2017
   average number of children per woman 1.5
Adolescent fertility rate, 2017
   number of live births per 1000 women aged 15-19 13.4
Mean age of women at birth of first child, 2017
   age in years 26.5
 
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
Employment
 (% change over previous year)
-0.7
-0.6
-1.2
-2.0
-1.2
-0.4
Unemployment rate
 (%)
..
5.1
5.2
5.8
5.6
..
Youth unemployment rate
 (%)
..
11.1
10.9
10.7
9.3
..
GDP
   current prices, millions of US dollars, PPP, 2018 189 324
GDP, per capita
   current prices, US dollars, PPP, 2018 20 030
Exports of goods and services
   % of GDP, 2018 70.4
Imports of goods and services
   % of GDP, 2018 69.3
Final consumption expenditure, per capita
   current prices, US dollars, PPP, 2018 13 926
Purchasing Power Parity (PPP)
   BYR per USD, US=1, 2018 0.642
Forest resources
   Area of forest
 (percentage of land area, 2015)
42
   Wood volume
 (m3 per inhabitant, 2015)
176
Transport infrastructure, road accidents and traffic
   Railways
      total length in kilometres, 2016 5 459
   Motorways
      total length in kilometres ..
   Persons injured in road accidents
      per million inhabitants, 2018 389
   Persons killed in road accidents
      per million inhabitants, 2018 58
   Traffic, railways
      million passenger-kilometres, 2016 6 434
      million tonne-kilometres, 2016 41 107
   Traffic, roads
      million passenger-kilometres, 2016 11 775
      million tonne-kilometres, 2016 25 239