Belarus Economy

The Belarusian economy, with a population of approx 9.5M (est. 2012), ranks 60th in the world with a GDP PPP of $149.1 Billion and GDP PPP per capita of 15,753 vs. 53,101 (United States) according to the IMF in 2013. Its currency is the Belarusian ruble (BYR) that is issued by National Bank of the Republic of Belarus (www.nbrb.by) . The local banks in the country offer deposit accounts in BYR, RUB, USD and EUR. According to CIA.gov its inflation was 19% in 2013 and 59.1% in 2012.