Sunday April 23 2017
Belarus Industrial Production at 4.30 percent
Industrial production in Belarus increased by 4.3 percent year-on-year in the three months to March 2017, compared with a 4.3 percent drop in the same period of the previous year. Manufacturing output grew 5.1 percent, mainly due to increases in production of chemical products (23.5 percent), machinery and equipment (9.8 percent), and basic metals, fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment (5.6 percent); while output of coke and petroleum products continued to contract sharply (-32 percent). Meanwhile, mining and quarrying went up 2.1 percent and electricity, gas, steam, hot water and conditioning supply rose 1.8 percent, while water supply, waste management and remediation activities fell 3.5 percent.