Data released by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) February 5 show that, compared to 2016, in 2017 industrial production output increased by 8.5 % (according to calendar adjusted data at constant prices), reports.

Compared to December 2016, in December 2017 industrial production output grew by 5.5 % (according to calendar adjusted data at constant prices). A production output rise was recorded in manufacturing (of 7.7 %), mining and quarrying (14.4 %), while drop was observed in electricity and gas supply (of 1.5 %).

Compared to December 2016, significant output increases were observed in medium-high technologies manufacturing sectors: manufacture of machinery and equipment (of 41.4 %), manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers (38.9 %), manufacture of chemicals and chemical products (30.2 %), and manufacture of electrical equipment (8.9 %).

Notable rises were also observed in manufacture of non-metallic mineral products (of 21.8 %), manufacture of fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment (12.9 %), and manufacture of food products (3.2 %).

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