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Belarus' industrial output up 8.8% in January-April 2018

Economy 16.05.2018 | 18:19

MINSK, 16 May (BelTA) – Belarus' industrial output stood at Br35.2 billion in January-April 2018 in current prices or 108.8% in comparable prices as against January-April 2017, BelTA learned from the National Statistics Committee of Belarus.

Belarus' mining industry expanded by 2.8%. The processing industry reported a 10.2% increase. The supply of electricity, natural gas, steam, hot water, and conditioned air went up by 4.4%. The industrial output growth rate in water supply, collection, processing and treatment of waste, clean-up activities totaled 1.1%.

The volume of industrial output in all the branches of the processing industry exceeded the figures registered in January-April 2017. The highest growth was registered in the production of machines and equipment not elsewhere classified (up by 21.1%), manufacturing of coke and oil (up 17.3%), manufacturing of transport facilities and equipment (up by 16.3%), manufacturing of pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparation (up by15.4%), manufacturing of wooden products and paper, printing, and copying of recorded media (up by 14%).

In April 2018 the industrial output index totaled 107% as against April 2017.

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