Belarus' GDP in 2008 increased by 10% to 128.8 trillion Belarusian rubles (2,650 Belarusian rubles/$1 on January 15, 2009) in current prices, the National Statistics Committee (Belstat) told Interfax.
Belstat said that added value of industrial production accounted for 28.1% of GDP, construction - 9.4%, retail and public catering - 10.6%, agriculture - 8.4% and transport and communications - 8%.
The increase in added value in the country's main economic sectors in 2008 in comparable prices came to 14.4% in industry, agriculture - 9.5%, construction - 23.5%, transport and communications - 5.5% and retail and public catering - 18.2%.
Belarus' GDP deflator came to 120.6% in 2008.
In 2007, Belarusian GDP came to 96.1 trillion Belarusian rubles, an increase in comparable prices of 8.2% after growth coming to 10% in 2006.
The basic GDP growth forecast for 2008, which has been approved by the president, is 8%-9%. The government approved a task to increase GDP 11%. The government plans 10%-12% GDP growth in 2009. However, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has put GDP growth in Belarus for 2009 at 1.4%.