Updated at 18:30,22-11-2017

Wage arrears in Belarus double one month after election

Euroradio

According to the data published by BelaPAN with reference to the National Statistics Committee, wage arrears in Belarus have doubled over the last month. While on October 1, arrears amounted to 27.9 billion rubles, as of November 1, they were already 52.4 billion.

In the month prior to the presidential elections, the amount of wage arrears decreased 9.9 times (248.1 billion rubles). The elections were held on 11 October.

As of November 1, 111 organizations had wage arrears, and as of October 1, there were 13.

Majority of the debtor organizations are located in the Vitsebsk region - 78, and just 2 of them in Minsk.

Out of the industries, the largest number of debtors is recorded in agriculture - 95 companies (total debt - 33.8 billion rubles).