Mobile version
Projects
Services
Government Bodies
Latest news
All news
Infographics
All infographics
Free economic zones

Free economic zones

08.08.2018 | 11:07

Free economic zones (FEZ) are designed to stimulate cutting-edge manufacturing, create jobs and boost export.

Belarusian free economic zones have a total of 409 resident companies* employing over 121,000 people (3.5% of the country's average number of workers).

Six FEZ operate in Belarus:

FEZ Brest (1996) – 75 resident companies; 21,260 employees**.

FEZ Gomel-Raton (1998) – 75 resident companies; 26,717 employees.

FEZ Minsk (1998) – 117 resident companies; 22,404 employees.

FEZ Vitebsk (1999) – 38 resident companies; 10,662 employees.

FEZ Mogilev (2002) – 36 resident companies; 23,316 employees.

FEZ Grodnoinvest (2002) – 68 resident companies; 17,019 employees.

Major areas of business of FEZ resident companies;

Processing industry

Trade

Real estate operations

Transportation

Science and technology

Share of FEZ resident companies in Belarus' major macroeconomic indicators in January-March 2018:

12.3% of industrial output

8% of capital investment

14.9% of commodity export

*As of 1 April 2018

** Average number of workers

Source: National Statistics Committee of Belarus.