Publishing period - December.
The handbook presents statistical information about the socio-economic development of the Republic of Belarus by comparison with the CIS countries, the European Union and other countries of the world. A significant place is given to the indicators characterizing demographic processes, the level and quality of life of the population, environmental conditions. It contains information about the gross domestic product, development of industry, agriculture, construction, transport, communication, data reflecting foreign economic relations of the world countries.
The publication includes ratings of international organizations to assess the achievements of countries in various fields.
The handbook is based on official statistical data of international organizations and national statistical services. For the CIS countries the source of information is the data of the Interstate Statistical Committee of the CIS.
The publication is illustrated with graphs and diagrams.
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