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About Belarus

Belarus is a former Soviet Union country officially known as the Republic of Belarus and historically known as Byelorussia or Belorussia. It is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe bordering Russia to the northeast, Ukraine to the south, Poland to the west, and Lithuania and Latvia to the northwest. It is part of Russia’s Common Wealth of Independent States (CIS) and is considered as one of the richest CIS member states.

The country’s primary economy is into manufacturing and was one of the most industrially developed countries of the Soviet Union.

Country Facts


Basic Details
RegionCIS Region
Capital CityMinsk
Government TypePresidential Republic
Official LanguagesBelarusian, Russian
CurrencyBelarusian ruble, BYN
Phone Code +375
Important CitiesGomel (Homel), Mogilev (Mahileu), Vitebsk, Grodno (Hrodna), Brest, Babruysk, Baranovichi, Borisov, Pinsk
National DayIndependence Day (3rd Jul)
GDP (nominal)USD 68.864 Billion
Ease of Doing Business Ranking49
Primary Industriesmetal-cutting machine tools, tractors, trucks, earthmovers, motorcycles, synthetic fibers, fertilizer, textiles, refrigerators, washing machines and other household appliances Agriculture prod: grain, potatoes, vegetables, sugar beets, flax; beef, milk
Foreign Relations
Bordering NationsLativa, Lithuania, Poland, Ukraine, Russia
Member ofAntarctic treaty system(ATS), Commonwealth of Independent States(CIS), Collective Security Treaty Organization(CSTO), Eurasian Economic Union(EAEU), Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council(EAPC), Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe(OSCE), Shanghai Cooperation Organisation(SCO), United Nations(UN)
Major ExportsAgriculture & Farming Products and Solutions, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Wood and Pulp, Edible Oils & Seeds, Animal Meat and Food Preperations, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Dairy, Eggs, Honey, & Edible Products, Machinery & Appliances, Plastics and Products, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Chemical Products, Arms and Ammunitions, Other Products, Rubber and Products, Fashion and Apparel
Major ImportsAutomobiles, Vehicles & Components, Machinery & Appliances, Electrical Products, Plastics and Products, Pharmaceutical Products, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Silk & Textiles, Hides, Leather & Tannery, Fruits and Nuts, Books and Papers, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Cosmetics and Accessories, Fisheries, Sea Food & Crustaceans, Retail & Fmcg Products
Total Exports ValueUSD 11.172 Billion
Total Imports ValueUSD 12.655 Billion
Foreign Trade BalanceUSD 1.483 Billion (Deficit)
Foreign Relations with India
Trade Agreements with IndiaBelarus-India Intergovernmental Commission on Trade, Economic, Scientific, Technological and Cultural Cooperation
Major Exports to IndiaAgriculture & Farming Products and Solutions, Plastics and Products, Silk & Textiles, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Electrical Products, Wood and Pulp, Glass and glassware, Machinery & Appliances, Chemical Products, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Books and Papers, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Household Items & Products, Hides, Leather & Tannery
Major Imports from IndiaPharmaceutical Products, Chemical Products, Fisheries, Sea Food & Crustaceans, Machinery & Appliances, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Hides, Leather & Tannery, Plastics and Products, Audio Visual Equipments, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Rubber and Products, Electrical Products, Silk & Textiles, Cosmetics and Accessories, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Other Products, Ceramic Products
India's Imports ValueUSD 67.9 Million
India's Exports ValueUSD 43.91 Million
Trade Balance with IndiaUSD 23.99 Million (Excess)
Indian Embassy Details for BelarusEmbassy of India
H.E. Mr. Alok Ranjan Jha
Honourable Ambassador
63 Sobinova Str., 220040 Minsk
00 375 17 2629399

Embassy Details of Belarus in IndiaEmbassy of the Republic of Belarus
H.E. Mr. Andrei Rzheussky
F-6/8B, Vasant ViharNew Delhi-110057
+91-11-40529338 (O)

Consulate General in Mumbai
Mr. Aliaksandr Matsukou
Consul General
Bajaj Bhawan, Office 51, 5th Floor Barrister Rajni Patel Marg Nariman point 400021.
02246036546 (O)

Honorary Consulate of Belarus in Mumbai
H.E. Mr. Lalit Kumar Chokhani
Honorary Consul
601, Marathon Icon Narathon Next Gen Compound Lower Parel West Mumbai- 400013
022-66662020 (O)

Honorary Consulate of Belarus in Kolkata
H.E. Mr. Sitaram Sharma
Honorary Consul
SB Towers 3rd Floor 37 Shakespeare Sarani Kolkata - 700 017
+91-33-2289 5400 (O)