The FEZ Minsk was founded in 1998 to raise domestic and foreign investments into high-tech production facilities and to create favorable conditions for the region’s economic growth.
As of 1 January 2012, 139 economic entities were registered with the FEZ Minsk. In 2011, capital investment rose by 90% as against 2010 to Br380 billion. The FEZ manufacturing output rose by 89% to make Br4,787.2 billion.
Last year’s exports rose by 65% to $625.9 million. Supplies to non-cis countries increased 2.3 times. In 2011, the FEZ Minsk had a foreign trade surplus of $89.1 million. Foreign direct investments were estimated at $51 million.