The volume of foreign trade of Belarus increased by 9.3% in 2002 compared to that of 2001 and reached $7.78bn. The official forecast for the rate of growth in the trade volume in 2002 was 6.3-7.4%. The Ministry of Statistics and Analysis of Belarus reported that this growth in foreign trade was due to a substantial increase in both exports, which rose by 8.7% to $8.1bn, and imports, which grew by 9.8% to $8.98bn. The physical volume of exports increased by 9.7% in 2002 compared to that of 2001, while the average price of exported goods decreased by 0.9%. The physical volume of imports increased by 11%, and the average price of imported goods declined by 1.1%.
The volume of exports to Russia (in US dollars) rose by 2.4% in 2001, and their physical volume was up 3.7%. The volume of imports from Russia in dollars rose by 9.3%, and the physical volume grew by 10.6%. The average prices of exports to Russia and imports from Russia decreased by 1.3% and 1.2% respectively.
The co-author of this disaster is the Dutch government, which did not find either strength or desire to save the lives of its citizens who were flying on that plane. The Dutch authorities did not demand Ukraine to comply with international aviation regulations
On the second day of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, a plenary meeting was held, in which Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Emmanuel Macron, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan and IMF head Christine Lagarde took part