Key Trading Partners

Belarus maintains trade relations with many countries of the world. In particular, it traded with 203 countries in 2019.

The major trading partners are the Russian Federation, Ukraine, China, Germany, Poland, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Kazakhstan, Turkey and Italy.

Regionally, 44.2% of Belarusian commodity exports accrue to the EAEU countries. The European Union is the second largest market for Belarusian products (25.5%).

Belarusian manufacturers are gradually expanding their presence in Asia, Africa, Americas and Oceania. Together with the EAEU partners the country is working on expanding access to markets of far-away countries through concluding free trade agreements.

The Russian Federation, the United States of America, Germany, Lithuania, Cyprus, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, China and Poland were the major consumers of Belarusian services in 2019.

The country's active integration into the international trading system is an important means for diversifying Belarusian exports and strengthening trade and economic ties.

As of 1 January, 2020, Belarus completed bilateral negotiations on market access with 21 WTO members as part of the country’s efforts to join the World Trade Organization (WTO). Thanks to the progress achieved in 2019, the WTO Secretariat included Belarus in the list of the countries of its strategic focus for 2020.