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Belarus' industrial output 6.1% up in H1 2017

Economy 17.07.2017 | 19:21

MINSK, 17 July (BelTA) – In January-June 2017 Belarus' industrial output in current prices totaled Br43.3 billion or 106.1% in comparable prices as against the same period of last year, representatives of the National Statistics Committee of Belarus told BelTA.

The industrial output of Belarus' mining industry rose by 2.5%. The processing industry reported a 6.6% increase. The supply of electricity, natural gas, steam, hot water, and conditioned air grew by 5.5%. The industrial output growth rate in water supply, collection, processing, and treatment of waste, efforts to liquidate pollution totaled 98.4%.

In June 2017 Belarus' industrial output totaled 106.6% as against June 2016 and 100.6% as against May 2017.

The volume of industrial output in 11 out of 13 branches of the processing industry exceeded the figure registered in H1 2016. The highest growth was registered in the production of machines and equipment not elsewhere classified (21.2% up), manufacturing of wooden products and paper, printing, and copying of recorded media (17.2% up), manufacturing of chemical products (16.8% up), metallurgical products, ready-made metal goods except for machines and equipment (10.3% up), production of textile goods, apparel, goods made of leather and fur (10% up), production of electric equipment (9.6% up).

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