The trade turnover between Belarus and CIS countries rose by 14.8% in January-February 2007 year-on-year, Belarusian News internet newspaper reports referring to the press service of the Ministry of economy of Belarus.
As a whole, trade turnover totaled US $ 3, 623,8 billion, including US $ 1, 445,6 billion in exports, and US $ 2,178,2 billion in imports. The volume of exports in terms of money increased by 24,4%, of imports by 9,3%. The balance of trade with CIS countries was negative amounting to a deficit of US $ 732,6 million.
In January-February 2007 Belarus increased exports to Turkmenistan 17 times, to Armenia almost 5 times, to Uzbekistan 1,9 times, to Georgia 1,4 times, to Azerbaijan 1,2 times. At the same time, imports from Armenia, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan fell.