The economy is recovering mainly thanks to the ongoing recovery in neighbouring Russia, the country's main trade partner.
Inflation in Belarus stood at 0.4% month-on-month in June (vs 0.3% m/m deflation in May), and 2.9% year-on-year (vs 2.5% y/y inflation in May), according to the national statistics agency Belstat.
Belarusian national statistics agency Belstat has revised upward its GDP growth figure for January-March to 5.2% year-on-year from initially estimated 5.1 % y/y growth.
Beijing wants to add electric cars assembly at the BelGee joint venture factory near Minsk, but Belarusian Deputy Prime Minister Vladimir Semashko warns infrastructure must be prepared first.
Retail trade in Belarus increased by 10.1% to BYN17.2bn ($8.6bn) year-on-year in January-May, according to the national statistics agency Belstat.
Belarus' GDP grew by 4.7% y/y in January-May, following 4.8% y/y growth in January-April and a 5.1% y/y growth in January-March, the national statistics agency Belstat reported on June 15.