Sverdlovsk Region’s Industrial Production Rises 0.5%

February 28, 2013. Sverdlovsk Region’s Economic Development Ministry came up with a performance report on the local industrial segment in January 2013.

According to their statistical data, the region’s industrial production index increased by 0.5% in January 2013 compared with January 2012, which is better than the country’s average (-0.8%). This included a 5.5% increase in the mineral resources output and a 0.6% increase in the processing industries’ production. At the same time, the index declined by 3.4% in terms of production and distribution of electric power, natural gas, and water.

The production volume of the machine-building industry rose the most in January 2013 agaisnt a year earlier, namely, by 26.8%; the figure reached 21.5% for other types of manufacturing enterprises, 16% for the pulp and paper industry and the publishing and printing businesses, and 5.2% for the metallurgical and ready-made metal goods manufacturing industries.

The volume of own goods, work, and services amounted to 98.8bn RUR, which is 3.3% more than in January 2012; this included 4bn RUR (-29%) in the mineral resources development sector, 76.9bn RUR (+3.2%) in the processing industries sector, and 17.9bn RUR (+10.8%) in the production and distribution of electric power, natural gas, and water.


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