Foreign Economic Activity

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Development of the foreign economic activity of the Ministry of Communications and Informatization in 2017 was carried out as a part of implementation of the Roadmap of the National Programme on Export Support and Development of the Republic of Belarus for 2016 – 2020 and the Development Plan of the Ministry of Communications and Informatization of the Republic of Belarus for 2017.

Taking into account specific nature of foreign trade of organizations of the system of Ministry of Communications and Informatization, the main part of export turnover of the Ministry is formed by the export of telecommunication services and post and courier services, the foreign trade of which is performed in accordance with the documents of the International Telecommunication Union and Universal Postal Union – international specialized agencies of the UN system on the basis of agreements of telecommunication and postal communication operators of the Republic of Belarus with foreign operators.

Export of telecommunication services and post and courier services of the telecommunication and postal communication operators of the Republic of Belarus, including other organizations of the system of the Ministry of Communications and Informatization, according to the results of 2017 amounted to 253.9 mln. USD (up 19.9 percent on 2016), balance of foreign trade in services according to the results of 2017 amounted to 123.9 mln. USD (up 39.8 percent on 2016).

Export of goods of organizations of the system of the Ministry of Communications and Informatization according to the results of 2017 amounted to 0.62 mln. USD (up 1.2 percent on 2016), balance of foreign trade in goods of organizations of the system of the Ministry of Communications and Informatization amounted to minus 29.7 mln. USD (in 2016 – minus 34.8 mln. USD).

Total balance of foreign trade in goods and services according to the results of 2017 increased by 40.3 mln. USD compared to 2016 and amounted to 94.2 mln. USD