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According to the results of 2018, the city of Minsk occupies leading positions in the Republic: the gross regional product of Minsk is 27,7 % of the republican, the export of goods is 37,3 %, the export of services is 60,1 %, foreign direct investment on a net basis is 54,7 %. In all areas of the economy more than 1 million people are employed.

The driving force behind the development of the capital is industry, which provides a sixth part of the country's industrial output.

The industry of Minsk is an indisputable championship in the country in the production of refrigerators and freezers, washing machines, ball and roller bearings, internal combustion engines for cars, woolen fabrics, trucks, dump trucks, tractors, single-bucket front-end loaders, televisions, cosmetics , buses, integrated circuits, trolley buses.

Socio-economic development of Minsk is based on the priorities outlined in the Program of Socio-Economic Development of the Republic of Belarus for 2016-2020: "Investments", "Employment", "Export", "Informatization", "Youth".

The implementation of the identified development priorities is aimed at achieving the indicators of the Socio-Economic Development Program of Minsk for 2016–2020: the gross regional product of the city of Minsk is 112,3-114,6%, the labor productivity of the gross regional product is 109,3-110,9%, the index of industrial production - 111,5-113,0%, foreign direct investment on a net basis - 151,2%, export of goods - 118,4-119,4%, export of services - 132,4-133,6%.