The Transnistrian industrial sector produced goods worth 1.873 billion rubles in January-May, which is 17% more than one year ago (in comparable prices). In current prices, the production amount made 3.429 billion rubles (up 28.8%); but in U.S. dollars was US$308.9 million (up 18.6%).
According to the regional ministry of economy, the power industry was the basis of the industrial production; its output grew by 5.5%, to 713.8 million rubles (in comparable prices).
Light industry ranked second with a goods output of 370.5 million rubles (down 12.3%) over the first three months; the metallurgy industry ranked 3rd with 309.9 million rubles outputs (up 12 times, as far as the Moldovan Metallurgical Plant stood idle last year).
A drop was registered for a half of industries: outputs in the flour-milling and feed mill industries dropped 35.35 over the year; in the printing industry went down 28.2%; and in the power industry – down 11.9%.
Infotag’s dossier: Transnistrian statisticians calculated economic indicators faster than their colleagues from the right riverbank Moldova. Transnistrian authorities already made public data on industrial production for the first 5 months of 2012, while Moldova only for the first 3 months and only in percents, not in real terms. Thus, industrial outputs in Moldova went down 2.8% in January-March 2012, as compared with one year prior.