Most of the Belarusian economy remains state-controlled and has been described as "Soviet-style. The country relies on Russia for various imports, including petroleum. Important agricultural products include potatoes and cattle byproducts, including meat. Belarus's main exports included heavy machinery (especially tractors), agricultural products, and energy products.
The population is 9,503,807.
The currency of Belarus is the Belarusian ruble (BYR).