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Belarus

KEY ECONOMIC INDICATORS

Population July . 2007 est 9,724,723
Annual average growth rate of population 2007 est. -0.4%
Literacy Yr. 1999 99.6%
Annual rate of inflation 2006 est. 9.5%
GDP 2006 est. US$28.98 billion
GDP growth rate 2006 est. 9.9%
GDP composition by sector 2005 est.  
Agriculture   9.3%
Industry   31.6%
Services   59.1%
GDP (per capita) on purchasing power parity 2006 est. US$8,100
Currency Belarusian Ruble
Conversion rate (Belarusian Ruble per USD) Yr. 2006 2144.6
Indicative Growth rate of various sectors Yr. 2006 Agriculture (13.5%)  Industry (28.02%) 
Services (-0.2%)
Total export Yr. 2006 US$ 19738.54 million
Total import Yr. 2006 US$ 22323.21 million
Current Account Convertibility   Full
Trade Route   Mumbai - Riga (Latvia) - Minsk
Mumbai -Nikolaev (Ukraine) - Minsk
Kolkata - Klaipeda (Lithuania) - Minsk
Chennai- Venspils (Lithuania) - Minsk

INDIA'S BILATERAL TRADE WITH BELARUS

Value in million USD

Year 2001-2002 2002-2003 2003-2004 2004-2005 2005-2006 2006-2007 (Provisional Figures)

EXPORTS

India's Total Export 43,826.73 52,719.43 63,842.97 83,535.94 103,090.54 126,331.10
Exports to Belarus 2.15 5.91 6.49 10.61 12.22 14.38
%Growth   174.85 9.76 63.48 15.19 17.67
%Growth in India's Exports   20.29 21.1 30.85 23.41 22.54
% share in total exports 0.005 0.01 0.01 0.01 0.01 0.01

IMPORTS

India's Total Import 51,413.29 61,412.13 78,149.61 111,517.44 149,165.73 190,556.00
Imports from Belarus 4.95 7.1 6.74 12.32 37.86 93.37
%Growth   43.32 -5.05 82.79 207.19 146.62
%Growth in India's Imports   19.45 27.25 42.7 33.76 27.75
%Share in total imports 0.01 0.01 0.01 0.01 0.03 0.05

TRADE BALANCE

with Belarus -2.8 -1.19 -0.25 -1.71 -25.64 -78.99
with World -7,586.6 -8,693

-14,307

-27,981.5

-46,075.2

-64,224.9

Source :Directorate General of Commercial Intelligence and Statistics, Govt. of India

COMPARATIVE TREND ANALYSIS OF INDIA'S SHARE AS A SUPPLIER

Value in million USD

Year Global Imports Imports from India India's % age Share in Belarus Total Imports
1998 8549.28 22.11 0.26
1999 6673.73 17.44 0.26
2000 8492.41 22.01 0.26
2001 8286.36 13.75 0.17
2002 9092.32 20.72 0.23
2003 11558 28.6 0.25
2004 16345.45 35.61 0.22
2005 16698.74 0 0
2006 22323.21 58.58 0.26

TOP 20 PRODUCT GROUPS OF GLOBAL IMPORTS OF BELARUS (YR. 2006)

Value in million USD

HS Code Description Global Import Value % age share of the Product Group in Belarus Total Imports Value of Imports from India India's % age Share %age Share of Intra CIS Imports Top 3 Suppliers %age Share
27 Mineral fuels, oils, distillation products, etc 7324.94 32.81 0 0 99.30 Russia 98.44
Ukraine 0.76
Lithuania 0.25
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery, etc 2467.87 11.06 1.06 0.04 33.00 Russia 28.04
Germany 22.82
Italy 7.83
72 Iron and steel 1435.45 6.43 0.02 0.001 91.00 Russia 72.58
Ukraine 16.95
Germany 3.04
87 Vehicles other than railway, tramway 1298.43 5.82 0.27 0.02 19.00 Area Nes 40.16
Russia 16.23
Germany 15.38
85 Electrical, electronic equipment 1124.11 5.04 3.37 3.370 35.00 Russia 30.09
Germany 15.09
China 14.93
39 Plastics and articles thereof 820.80 3.68 1.46 0.18 48.00 Russia 41.48
Germany 16.11
Poland 7.31
73 Articles of iron or steel 576.02 2.58 0.27 0.05 76.00 Russia 58.21
Ukraine 17.60
Germany 6.56
90 Optical, photo, technical, medical, etc apparatus 344.54 1.54 0.47 0.14 24.00 Russia 20.42
Germany 16.90
USA 12.34
29 Organic chemicals 325.37 1.46 5.64 1.73 51.74 Russia 46.75
China 8.67
Poland 8.05
30 Pharmaceutical products 320.89 1.44 25.56 7.97 16.07 Germany 12.79
Russia 10.19
India 7.97
48 Paper & paperboard, articles of pulp, paper and board 302.88 1.36 0.01 0.004 64.00 Russia 56.05
Poland 9.17
Ukraine 7.56
40 Rubber and articles thereof 300.93 1.35 0.75 0.25 51.00 Russia 46.77
Malaysia Germany 23.29 5.06
99 Commodities not elsewhere specified 299.28 1.34 0 0 37.00 Russia 35.28
Brazil 28.63
Switzerland 23.10
03 Fish, crustaceans, molluscs, aquatic invertebrates nes Miscellaneous chemical products 256.75 1.15 0.10 0.04 37.36 Russia 37.36
Iceland 20.35
Norway 17.71
38 250.68 1.12 0.75 0.30 30.22 Russia 29.00
Germany 16.98
France 12.46
74 Copper and articles thereof 222.89 1.00 0.01 0.01 87.00 Russia 81.17
Germany 8.31
Ukraine 5.78
23 Residues, wastes of food industry, animal fodder 218.17 0.98 0.05 0.02 31.80 Ukraine 20.93
Argentina 18.53
Belgium 11.51
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like, parts thereof 210.31 0.94 0 0 89.00 Russia 87.67
China 6.26
Poland 2.47
76 Aluminium and articles thereof 208.40 0.93 0 0 66.00 Russia 64.11
Germany 14.93
Italy 4.97
32 Tanning, dyeing extracts, tannins, derivatives, pigments etc 174.47 0.78 0.48 0.28 25.95 Russia 22.41
Germany

18.15

Poland 11.62

TOP PRODUCT GROUPS OF COUNTRY'S EXPORTS TO INDIA (YR.2006)

Value in million USD

HS Code Description Global Exports Export to India India's %age share in total exports of the Country
31 Fertilizers 1131.74 81.50 7.20
59 Impregnated, coated or laminated textile fabric 60.15 9.94 16.53
40 Rubber and articles thereof 445.59 8.98 2.01
72 Iron and steel 791.85 3.22 0.41
85 Electrical, electronic equipment 568.66 1.88 0.33
29 Organic chemicals 203.94 1.86 0.91
28 Inorganic chemicals, precious metal compound, isotopes 30.70 1.53 4.99
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery, etc 1151.28 0.98 0.09
55 Manmade staple fibres 196.20 0.85 0.43
39 Plastics and articles thereof 458.31 0.66 0.14
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 60.42 0.57 0.95
90 Optical, photo, technical, medical, etc apparatus 166.24 0.54 0.33
87 Vehicles other than railway, tramway 2044.71 0.16 0.01
70 Glass and glassware 185.88 0.15 0.08
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures etc 32.94 0.07 0.21
54 Manmade filaments 146.22 0.05 0.03
30 Pharmaceutical products 54.34 0.02 0.04
99 Commodities not elsewhere specified 116.75 0.02 0.01

TOP 20 PRODUCT GROUPS OF INDIA'S EXPORTS TO BELARUS (YR. 2006)

Value in million USD

HS Code Description India Global Exports India Exports to Belarus Belarus %age share in India's Export's of the item Rank of the Product Group in top 20 of Belarus Global Imports
30 Pharmaceutical Products 3000.65 8.81 0.29 10
29 Organic Chemicals 5792.06 1.57 0.03 9
84 Machinery 4979.45 0.7 0.01 2
21 Miscellaneous Food 189.76 0.45 0.24  
38 Misc. Chemical Products 1102.82 0.32 0.03 15
33 Perfumery, Cosmetic, etc 531.29 0.29 0.06  
24 Tobacco 365.51 0.27 0.07  
41 Hides And Skins 721.16 0.27 0.04  
09 Spices, Coffee And Tea 1125.93 0.22 0.02  
55 Manmade Staple Fibers 976.77 0.18 0.02  
40 Rubber 1195.88 0.17 0.01 12
39 Plastic 2660.63 0.13 0.005 6
20 Preserved Food 194.3 0.11 0.06  
99 Misc. Special Impr Provisions 1116.29 0.1 0.01 13
10 Cereals 1593.19 0.09 0.01  
87 Vehicles, Not Railway 3665.69 0.09 0.002 4
85 Electrical Machinery 3757.62 0.09 0.002 5
83 Misc. Articles of Base Metal 261.07 0.07 0.03  
90 Optic,Not 8544; Med Instrument 789.22 0.07 0.01 8
62 Woven Apparel 5423.94 0.06 0.001  

Detailed Analysis (at 4 digit HS Code Level) for top 4 Product Groups of India's Exports to Belarus: Global Imports, Imports from India, Intra-CIS Imports, Potential Trade & Top 3 suppliers

Top 4 Product Groups namely Pharmaceuticals, Organic Chemicals, Machinery & Misc. Food constitute 80.18% share in India's total Exports to Belarus.

TOP 4 DIGIT ITEMS OF GLOBAL IMPORTS OF BELARUS FOR PHARMACEUTICALS (HS CODE 30) YEAR 2006 

Value in million USD

HS Code Description Global Import Value % age share of the item in Country's Imports of the Product Group Value of Imports from India India's Global Exports Value of Intra-CIS Imports Potential Trade for India Top 3 Suppliers %age Share
3004 Medicament
Mixtures (not 3002, 3005, 3006) put in
rinsagp
246.30 76.75 24.47 2458.59 31.65 221.83 Germany 13.87
India 9.93
France 6.94
3002 Human &
animal blood;
antisera, vaccines, toxins, micro­organism cultures
44.08 13.74 0.91 172.58 11.29 43.17 Russia 24.08
USA 18.06
France 9.39

TOP 4 DIGIT ITEMS OF GLOBAL IMPORTS OF BELARUS FOR ORGANIC CHEMICALS (HS CODE 29) YEAR 2006 

Value in million USD

HS Code Description Global Import Value % age share of the item in Country's Imports of the Product Group Value of Imports from India India's Global Exports Value of Intra-CIS Imports Potential Trade for India Top 3 Suppliers %age Share
2902 Cyclic
hydrocarbons
120.16 36.48 0 1399.89 61.426 120.16 Russia 41.26
Poland 20.90
Netherlands 13.06
2905 Acyclic
alcohols
and their
derivatives
63.288 19.21 0 147.403 60.67 63.288 Russia 95.15
Germany 1.99
Slovakia 0.46

TOP 4 DIGIT ITEMS OF GLOBAL IMPORTS OF BELARUS FOR MACHINERY (HS CODE 84) YEAR 2006

Value in million USD

HS Code Description Global Import Value % age share of the item in Country's Imports of the Product
Group
Value of Imports from India India's Global Exports Value of Intra-CIS Imports Potential Trade for India Top 3 Suppliers %age Share
8408 Diesel or
semi-diesel
engines
246.23 9.98 0 139.55 151.33 139.55 Russia 61.44
UK 14.05
Germany 13.25
8433 Harvesting/
threshing
machinery, hay mower, etc
195.17 7.91 0 7.03 41.15 7.03 Germany 69.50
Russia 20.25
France 2.55

TOP 4 DIGIT ITEMS OF GLOBAL IMPORTS OF BELARUS FOR MISC. FOOD (HS CODE 21) YEAR 2006

Value in million USD

HS Code Description Global Import Value % age share of the item in Country's Imports of the Product Group Value of Imports from India India's Global Exports Value of Intra-CIS Imports Potential Trade for India Top 3 Suppliers %age Share
2106 Food prep­arations, nes 72.967 51.42 7.6527 37.66 27.66 36.69 Russia 36.44
Germany 21.81
USA 7.93
2101 Extracts essences
& concentrates
of coffee and tea
31.046 21.87 1.917 140.42 10.76 29.12 Russia 34.60
Brazil 22.42
Germany 18.70

TRADE FAIRS & EXHIBITIONS TO BE HELD IN BELARUS

City / Location Event Name & Details Date
Minsk
Belexpo - 14, Pobediteley ave.
BELCOMMUNTECH
Municipal Engineering & Road-Building Trade Show
30.10 - 02.11 2007
- Do - BELKOMMUNTECH Municipal Engineering & Road-Building. 30.10 - 02.11 2007
Minsk AUTOBELSERVICE -BELTRANSSERVICE 30.10 - 02.11 2007
Belexpo - 14, Pobediteley ave. Transport, Autoservice Center, Diagnostics, Car Parts, Accessories. Road. Safety. Filling Station Complex  
- Do - INTERSTYLE Perfumery. Cosmetics. Hairdresser's Equipment and Accessories. Salons. Open Competition of Belarus on Hairdresser's Art Nov. 2007
Minsk
Belexpo - 27, Yanka Kupala str.
TOURBUSINESS International Exhibition for Tourism 06.11 - 10.11 2007
Minsk
Belexpo - 14, Pobediteley ave.
BELPRODUCT
Food-stuffs, Alcoholic and Nonalcoholic Beverages, Equipment for Restaurants, Stores, Bars and Hotels
04.12 - 07.12 2007
- Do - WORK WEAR Work Wear Exhibition Feb. 2008
- Do - FOOTWEAR. CLOTHES. TEXTILE MINSK

Footwear, Clothes, Textile. Fabrics, Yarn, Accessories

Feb. 2008
- Do - LAUNDRY AND DRY CLEANING Equipment for Laundry and Dry Cleaning Feb. 2008
-Do- WORK WEAR Work Wear Exhibition Feb. 2008
- Do - CLEANESS AND HYGIENE
Cleaning of Public Establishments, Equipment for Outdoor Cleaning, Sanitary and Hygiene Products, Household Cleaning
Feb. 2008
- Do - EVERYTHING FOR SEAWING INDUSTRY Everything for Sewing Industry Feb. 2008
- Do - CLEANNESS AND HYGIENE MINSK
Cleaning of Public Establishments, Equipment for Outdoor Cleaning, Sanitary and Hygiene Products, Household Cleaning
Feb. 2008
- Do - COMBIT Printing. Publishing. Advertising Feb. 2008
Belexpo - 14, Pobediteley ave. BELLEGMASH
Equipment and Machines for Textile Industry, Machines for Production of Footwear, Textile Products, Footwear, Clothing
Feb. 2008
- Do - EVERYTHING FOR SEWING INDUSTRY Everything for Sewing Industry Feb. 2008
- Do - FOOTWEAR. CLOTHES. TEXTILE
Footwear, Clothes, Textile. Fabrics, Yarn, Accessories
Feb. 2008
- Do - CORROSION PROTECTION. COATINGS Surface Technologies & Corrosion Prevention Expo Mar-08
- Do - ELECTROTECH - LIGHT MINSK
Electrotechnical Machines and Devices, Lighting Technology, Electrical Equipment, High-Voltage Equipment and Power Electronics
Mar-08
- Do - AUTOMATION. ELECTRONICS. ELECTRO. Systems of Automatic Control. Instrumentation. Computer Engineering and Information Technologies. Electronics. Components, Technologies, Materials, Equipment Mar-08
- Do - WELDING AND CUTTING
Equipment, Materials, Technologies for Welding Processes. Facilities for Nondestructive Testing
Mar-08
- Do - ELECTROTECH Electrical engineering Trade Show Mar-08
- Do - EXPOBUILDING
Building Materials, Equipment, Technologies, Tools, Products
Mar-08
Minsk
Belexpo - 27, Yanka Kupala str.
AUTOTECHEXPO
International Exhibition of Motor-Vehicles, Autospare Parts, Equipment and Autoservice
Mar-08
Minsk
Belexpo - 14, Pobediteley ave.
GARDENING MINSK
Flowers, Equipment for Trade, Garden Equipment, Landscape Design, Design of Interiors
Apr-08
Belexpo - 14, Pobediteley ave. BISTRO. STORE & RESTAURANTE Equipment and Technologies for fast-food Enterprises, Bars, Restaurants, Shops. Foodstuffs. Apr-08
- Do - BEERS MINSK
Technologies and Equipment for Manufacturing Beer. Pale, Dark, Wheat and Soft Beer. International Tasting
Apr-08
- Do - MINSK FURNITURE SALON
Furniture for Flats and Cottages, Public and Office Premises, Bars, Cafes, Restaurants
Apr-08
- Do - WATER & HEAT
Technologies, Equipment and Materials for Water production, Treatment, Supply, Disposal and Effluent Treatment. Heat Engineering, Systems of Additional Heating
Apr-08
- Do - WINDOWS, DOORS & ROOFS
Windows, Doors and other Products of Wood, PVC and Aluminum
Apr-08
- Do - WINES & DRINKS MINSK
Equipment and Technologies for Winemaking, Liqueur & Vodka Making Industry. National, Fine, Souvenir Wines and Drinks. International Tasting
Apr-08
- Do - DIGIHOME
Modern Information and Communication Technologies in the Housekeeping Control
Apr-08
Minsk

Belexpo - 27, Yanka Kupala str.

LEISURE MINSK Spring Fair Tour Services Apr-08
- Do - COTTAGE, INTERIOR & FURNITURE
Architectural Solutions of Cottages and other Buildings. Heating and Air Conditioning Systems. Furniture for Flats and Country Houses. Decorative interior elements.
Apr-08
- Do - BELARUS DENT
Stomatological Equipment and Tools. International Conference of Belarusian Dentistry Association.
Apr-08
Belexpo - 27, Yanka Kupala str. BELARUS MEDIKA Medical Techniques, Equipment, Goods and Services. Pharmaceutical Products. Laboratory and Diagnostic Equipment. Medical Optics. Apr-08
- Do - DOMOTECH
Furniture Forum - Large and Small Dimension Domestic Home Techniques, Living Quarters, Offices and Administrative buildings. Built-in Domestic Appliances for Kitchen
Apr-08
- Do - KITCHEN MINSK
Furniture for Kitchen and Dinning-Room. Attendant Articles for Kitchen Construction. Kitchen utensils.
Apr-08
- Do - TIBO
Means of Telecommunications, Information and Banking Technologies, Organizational Aids and Office Supplies, Security Systems
Apr-08
- Do - CHEMISTRY. OIL & GAS
Technologies, Equipment, Raw Materials and Products for Chemical Industry. Production, Primary Treatment, Transportation and Storage of Oil, Petroleum Products and Gas
May-08
- Do - BELPROMEXPO
Technologies, Equipment, Instruments and Tools for the Industry. Technical and Fire safety. Labor Protection
May-08

Useful Websites

www.government.by  Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus
  Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Foreign Policy, Foreign Trade, Foreign Investment & Investment Climate, FEZ's, Sectors of the Economy, Major Banks in Belarus & their contact
www.mfa.gov.by  details, Contact Details of Embassies & other useful links.
www.belstat.gov.by  Main socio-economic Indicators & other trade related publications
www.e-belarus.org  Links to President of Republic of Belarus/ Legislative Authority/Courts/Government/ State Committees/regions/district administrations/cities & diplomatic missions in Belarus

KEY CONTACTS

Mr. R. K. Tyagi
Ambassador
Embassy of India Ulitsa Koltsova 4,
Block No. 5 Minsk 220090,
Belarus.
Telephone: 00-375-17-2629399,
Fax: 00-375-17-2884799/2161896
E-mail: indembassy@indemb.bn.by
Website: www.indembminsk.org 

Mr. Oleg Laptenok
Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary
Embassy of the Republic of Belarus
163, Jor Bagh, New Delhi -110003
Telephone: 91-11-24694518
Fax: 91-11-24697029
E-mail: india@belembassy.org

 
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