Since the second half of the twentieth century, the country’s foreign economic relations  have significantly expanded. The volume of exports exceeded 20% of GDP. In 2000, the value of commodity exports amounted to 237.8 billion dollars. (3.7% of world exports), according to this indicator, Italy ranked eighth in the world, the value of commodity imports […]

Mineral and raw materials and fuel and energy resources

Almost 5 thousand deposits and mineral deposits have been identified and explored in the bowels of Belarus. In general, they contain about 30 types of mineral raw materials (Table 3.11). Fuel and energy resources in Belarus are represented by oil, peat, brown coal and oil shale. The main oil and gas-bearing territory is the Belarusian […]