Publishing period - September.
The handbook is the most complete publication of the National Statistical Committee of the Republic of Belarus characterizing the socio-economic development of regions of the Republic: regions, districts and cities in 2020 in comparison with previous years.
The handbook «Regions of the Republic of Belarus» is published in two volumes.
The first volume of the publication - «Regions of the Republic of Belarus. Socio-economic indicators» - provides statistical data on the main indicators by regions, cities of regional subordination and districts. It has data on demographic and environmental situation, labour resources and employment, living standards and social sphere in the regions. The handbook reflects the general characteristics of enterprises and organizations of regions and the city of Minsk by type of economic activity, organizational and legal forms and forms of ownership. Separate subsections provide information about the work of small and medium businesses, as well as individual entrepreneurs.
The data on production and dynamics of the gross regional product are published. The real sector is represented by data on separate types of economic activities - industry, agriculture and forestry, construction, trade, transport and communications. It provides information characterizing scientific and innovation activity.
It also includes data on the financial condition and fixed assets of organizations, foreign trade in goods and services, information on investments in fixed assets and foreign investments. Information on price (tariff) indices for goods and services and information on the use of information and communication technologies is also published. The publication is illustrated with charts and diagrams, has cartographic material and methodological explanations.
The second volume of the publication «Regions of the Republic of Belarus. Main socio-economic indicators of cities and districts» provides statistical data by regions, the city of Minsk, cities of regional subordination and districts for 2019 in comparison with previous years.
For each region there is information about the number of population, unemployment rate, wages of workers, social sphere, production of industrial and agricultural products, investments in fixed capital and foreign investments, housing construction and construction of objects of social and cultural purpose, retail and public catering turnover, export of goods and services, main financial indicators of organizations' activity.
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