In the first 3 months of 2016 the official number of loss-making companies in Belarus reached 2,138.
They make up 27.9% of to the total number of organizations. The figures were provided by the National Statistical Committee.
In the first quarter of 2015, the number of unprofitable enterprises was 1,553 (20.3% of all).
Net loss of Belarusian enterprises in January-March 2016 amounted to Br 1,2 trillion while as the same period last year there was profit of Br 11 trillion.