Kazakh industry grows by 5.6pct

Kazakhstan Materials 13 March 2018 17:47 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, March 13

By Fikret Dolukhanov – Trend:

The volume of industrial production increased by 5.6 percent in Kazakhstan in January-February 2018 as compared to the same period in 2017, according to a report of the Statistics Committee of the Ministry of National Economy of Kazakhstan.

During this period, production increased by 5.5 percent in the mining industry, and by 6.1 percent in manufacturing. Electricity, gas, steam supply and air conditioning increased by 5.7 percent. The indicator decreased by 2.2 percent in the water supply, sewage system, control over the collection and distribution of waste.

The extraction of crude oil, natural gas and metal ores also increased in January-February 2018 as compared to the same period of 2017.

The production of foodstuffs, beverages, rubber and plastic products, products of the chemical, pharmaceutical, metallurgical and machine building industries has increased.

Meanwhile, coal and lignite production, and the production of tobacco products decreased.