Belarus is in the middle of the five-year plan. “Now we can assess real achievements for the past two and a half years, to tap deeper into the resources and potential of the country,” the Prime Minister said. According to him, the main targets of the socio-economic development programme 2006-2010 are being met. The groundwork has been laid for its further implementation.
For the past five months GDP was up 10.4% as against 8.6% in the same period last year. Industrial production was up 13%, value added 31.8%. “This is a good showing,” Sergei Sidorsky said.
According to him, the consumer price index is under control of the government. In June inflation is expected at 0.5%. Belarus attracted Br10 trillion worth of capital investment, up 22.5%. More than 60% of investment was channeled into economic reforms.
Sergei Sidorsky also took note of growing incomes in the country. Real wages amounted to Br791,000, or $370 in equivalent.