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Foreign investments in Belarus at $7.1bn in January-September 2019

Economy 13.11.2019 | 18:02

MINSK, 13 November (BelTA) – In January-September 2019, foreign investors funneled $7.1 billion into the real economy sector of Belarus (except for banks), BelTA learned from the National Statistics Committee of Belarus.

The main investors were economic entities of Russia (44.2% of the total investment), the UK (19.7%), and Cyprus (6.6%).

Foreign direct investments amounted to $5.2 billion, which accounted for 73.6% of total foreign investments.

In January-September 2019, Belarusian organizations (except for banks) invested $4.4 billion abroad. The bulk of investments went to economic entities of Russia (62.3%), Ukraine (15.8%), and the UK (8.7%). Direct investments accounted for 91.1% of the total investment earmarked abroad.

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