BELARUS

Capital Minsk
Area (km2) 207 600
Total population (thousands, 2021) 9 303
Population density (per km2) 45
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, 2019
   percentage of total for both sexes 49%
Gender pay gap
   monthly earnings, 2019 27%
   hourly wage, 2019 25%
Women in part-time employment, 2019
   percentage of employed women 3%
Female tertiary students, 2020
   percentage of total for both sexes 52%
Female victims of homicide, 2021
   percentage of total for both sexes 33%
Women researchers, 2021
   percentage of total for both sexes 39%
Life expectancy at birth, 2019
   females, years 79.3
   males, years 69.2
Life expectancy at 65, 2019
   females, years 18.2
   males, years 12.9
Total fertility rate, 2019
   average number of children per woman 1.4
Adolescent fertility rate, 2019
   number of live births per 1000 women aged 15-19 10.7
Mean age of women at birth of first child, 2021
   age in years 26.9
 
2018
2019
2020
2021
2022
2023
Employment
 (% change over previous year)
-0.4
-0.1
-0.3
-0.8
-1.6
-1.5
Unemployment rate
 (%)
4.8
4.2
4.0
3.9
..
..
Youth unemployment rate
 (%)
10.7
10.2
..
..
..
..
GDP
   current prices, millions of US dollars, PPP, 2022 210 673
GDP, per capita
   current prices, US dollars, PPP, 2022 22 465
Exports of goods and services
   % of GDP, 2023 66.8
Imports of goods and services
   % of GDP, 2023 66.2
Final consumption expenditure, per capita
   current prices, US dollars, PPP, 2022 15 874
Purchasing Power Parity (PPP)
   BYR per USD, US=1, 2022 0.920
Forest resources
   Area of forest
 (percentage of land area, 2015)
42
   Wood volume
 (m3 per inhabitant, 2015)
176

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Transport infrastructure, road accidents and traffic
   Railways
      total length in kilometres, 2021 5 454
   Motorways
      total length in kilometres ..
   Persons injured in road accidents
      per million inhabitants, 2022 361
   Persons killed in road accidents
      per million inhabitants, 2022 50
   Traffic, railways
      million passenger-kilometres, 2021 4 486
      million tonne-kilometres, 2021 44 478
   Traffic, roads
      million passenger-kilometres, 2019 12 736
      million tonne-kilometres, 2021 29 594