Belarus’ industrial output decreased by 1.7% YoY in January-September to 58.136 billion Belarusian rubles (Br), or $30.199 billion at the official rate of the National Bank, the National Statistical Committee (Belstat) reported.
Production of coke, oil products and nuclear materials reduced by 9.3% YoY in January-September to 8.351 billion rubles ($4.338 billion). The output of food products, including beverages and tobacco goods, grew by 1.3% YoY to 14.727 billion rubles ($7.65 billion). Chemical production reduced by 8.9% to 5.014 billion rubles ($2.604 billion).
The output of metallurgical industries reduced by 2.7% to 3.446 billion rubles ($1.79 billion), production of vehicles and equipment dropped by 3% to 1.675 billion rubles ($870.085 million).
The output of plastic and rubber goods reduced by 1.3% in January-September to Br2.012 billion ($1.045 billion).
The output of electronic and optical equipment in Belarus grew by 0.9% to 852.5 million rubles ($442.834 million), electric equipment – by 9.5% to Br1.588 billion ($824.684 million).
Production of machines and equipment stood at Br 3.269 billion ($1.698 billion), up by 9.1% YoY.
As of October 1, industrial inventories stood at Br3.462 billion ($1.798 billion), or 64.3% of the average monthly industrial output. Belarus’ industrial inventories reduced by 0.2% MoM in September (by 6.6% YoY).
Industries’ return on sales stood at 7.9% in January-September to compare with 9.5% in January-September 2015. (Prime-TASS/Business World Magazine)