Over five months of this year, Belarus' balance of foreign trade in goods is negative and amounts to 2.7 billion dollars, which is 23.8 million dollars less than over same period of last year. It is evidenced by National Statistics Committee of Belarus.
Belstat informs that, in general, foreign trade turnover in goods in January-May of this year amounted to 21.17 billion dollars (119.4% to the same period of last year), increased by 3.43 billion dollars. Exports of foreign trade in goods amounted to 9.22 billion dollars (7.26 billion dollars in January-May 2009), imports — 11.94 billion dollars against 10.47 billion dollars in 2009.
Belarus’ balance of foreign trade in goods with countries of the Customs Union in January-May 2010 is also negative and amounts to 2.8 billion dollars (818 million less than over the indicated period of last year). Exports amounts to 3.8 billion dollars (or 151.2% to the same period of last year), imports — 6.6 billion dollars (108% compared to January-May 2009).
According to data of National Statistics Committee, over the first five months of this year, the balance of foreign trade in goods with Russia is negative in the amounts to 2.94 billion dollars. However, the balance of trade in goods with Kazakhstan is positive and amounts to 139.8 million dollars, increased by 65.8 million dollars, comparing with January-May of last year.
During January-April period of this year, Belarus’ foreign trade balance in goods was negative and was equal to 2.06 billion dollars. Compared to the same period of last year, this figure increased by 566.4 million dollars.