Population: 9.507 million (World Bank 2016)
Official languages: Belarusian and Russian
Currency: Belarusian ruble
Important ministries:Ministry of Education, Ministry of Culture
Official statistics office: National statistics portal of Belarus
Trade associations: National Book Chamber and Belarusian Association of Book Publishers and Distributors (SIRP)
Annual book fair: Minsk International Book Fair organised by Ministry of Information and Belarusian Association Book Publishers and Distributors and Makbel and Belkniga.
Fixed book price system: No