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Belarus has most cars per capita in CIS

MINSK, 4 December (BelTA) – Belarus tops the list of the CIS member states by cars per 1,000 people, BelTA learnt from Spokesperson for the National Statistics Committee Olga Klavsut.

As of 1 January 2012, there were 280 cars per 1,000 people in Belarus. In Russia the figure stands at 242, in Kazakhstan 203, in Ukraine 143 and in Kyrgyzstan 64. Since 2000 the figure has doubled in Belarus. In 2000 there were 139 cars per 1,000 people, in 2005 – 180, in 2008 – 230, in 2009 – 246, in 2010 – 264.

The information can be found in the digest “Belarus and the CIS”. The digest provides statistical data about socioeconomic development of Belarus in comparison with the other CIS member states in the period from 2000 to 2011. It contains information about Belarus’ demographic situation, employment, living standards of people, GDP, economic indicators across major industries (manufacturing industry, agriculture, construction, transportation and communications, consumer market), and trade. The information is based on publications of the CIS Interstate Statistics Committee.