External Debt in Belarus
Belarus - External DebtData suggests that activity was improving before Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Industrial production picked up in January and exports grew at a double-digit pace in January–February, while the agricultural sector contracted at a softer pace. That said, despite disruption to the provision of high-frequency official data, it appears that momentum has slowed since the war’s onset. The economy should have been dented by the ruble hitting all-time lows. Moreover, a continued barrage of sanctions on both Belarus and Russia—Belarus’ main trading partner—by Western countries has taken a noticeable toll on Belarussian businesses and exports. Against this backdrop, the Belarusian Parliament is set to pass a number of measures to counteract the impact of these sanctions, while focus in trade relations have shifted, with talks to boost ties with Iran pushed forward in late April.
Belarus - External Debt Data
|External Debt (% of GDP)||65.3||79.8||73.0||63.8||63.1|
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Belarus External Debt Chart
Source: National Bank of the Republic of Belarus (NBRB).
|Exchange Rate||2.10||-0.36 %||Dec 31|
|Stock Market||0.1||0.0 %||Jan 07|
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April 1, 2022
The Belarusian ruble continued to lose ground against the U.S. dollar over the past month, plummeting to an all-time low of 3.33 per USD in mid-March, amid a spiraling sovereign debt crisis due to the fallout from the Russia-Ukraine war.
Belarus: Belarusian ruble collapses amid war in Ukraine; Central Bank hikes rate by 275 basis points to 12.00%
March 4, 2022
On 28 February, four days after war broke out in Ukraine, the National Bank of the Republic of Belarus had its first meeting in seven months.
February 16, 2022
Industrial output expanded 7.2% year-on-year in January (December: +4.3% yoy).
February 10, 2022
Consumer prices rose 1.53% over the previous month in January, picking up from December's 0.87% rise.
January 17, 2022
Industrial output increased 4.3% in year-on-year terms in December, which was above November's 2.7% increase.