Belarus had the second highest national currency depreciation rate against the US dollar among the 15 post-Soviet countries in the first five months of 2009.
During the period the official rate of the Belarusian rubel fell by 26.36 percent from 2,200 to 2,780 rubels against the dollar compared with a 27.72-percent rise of the dollar in Tajikistan.
The dollar rose by 24.57 percent in Kazakhstan from 120.77 to 150.44 tenges; by 20.72 percent in Armenia from 306.73 to 370.28 drams; and by 9.74 percent in Kyrgyzstan from 39.4182 to 43.2562 soms.
The dollar rose by 7.84 percent, from 10.4002 to 11.2153 leis, in Moldova; by 5.46 percent, from 29.3804 to 30.9843 rubles, in Russia; by 5.28 percent, from 1,393 to 1,466.6 sums, in Uzbekistan; by 2.63 percent, from 0.495 to 0.508 lats, in Latvia; by 1.85 percent, from 2.4507 to 2.496 lits, in Lithuania; by 0.5 percent, from 11.1052 to 11.1606 kronas, in Estonia; and by 0.32 percent, from 0.801 to 0.8036 manats, in Azerbaijan.
The dollar rate remained unchanged in Turkmenistan at 2.85 manats. The dollar fell by 1.05 percent, from 7.7 to 7.6188 hryvnias, in Ukraine and by 1.32 percent, from 1.667 to 1.645 laris, in Georgia.
In the self-proclaimed Republic of Transdniestria (Transnistria), Moldova, which has its own currency, the official rate of the dollar rose by 6.24 percent from 8.4715 to nine rubles.