Updated at 11:30,08-12-2016

Belarusians Average Salary Halved

In Belarus, the nominal average monthly salary in January-September amounted to Br1.72 million, including for September - Br2.26 million (13.4% or Br267.8 thousand more than in August).

This was reported by the National Statistics Committee. However, when Br1.72 million was equal to $570.48 at the rate of the National Bank on February 1, then on October 1 it made only $304.96.

As for the rate of the extra session on the Belarusian Currency and Stock Exchange (BCSE), the above sum was only $225.43 on September 30. With regard to the size of the September salary at the rate of the National Bank, it was equal to $400.71 on October 1, while at the rate of the BCSE on September 30 - $296.2.

Real wages in rubles (adjusted to the growth of consumer prices of goods and services) for the first nine months of the year grew by 8.2%, while in September it fell by 0.2% compared with August.

Gross average salary of civil servants amounted to Br2.28 million in September, while in August - Br2.01 million.

According to statistics, the average September salary in the industry amounted to Br2.54 million, in construction - Br2.38 million, transport and communications - Br2.32 million, agriculture, forestry and hunting - Br1.54 million, education - Br1.93 million (teachers - Br2.14 million, the faculty - Br2.76 million).

Average earnings of medical and social workers made Br2.05 million. Health staff received an average of Br2.08 million, doctors - Br2.98 million, the nursing staff - Br2.02 million.