Moscow, Russia, May 31, 2002 (RosBusinessConsulting via COMTEX) -- In the period from January to April 2002 the industry production growth was 12 percent in Moldova compared with the corresponding period last year. It was the highest rate among CIS countries, not taking into account Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, as there was not data on them, the Statistics Committee of CIS reported. Kyrgyzstan was the only country with negative results - its production fell 10 percent. The production growth in other CIS countries was the following: Armenia - 12.1 percent, Kazakhstan - 11.3 percent, Tajikistan - 7.4 percent, Ukraine - 3.5 percent, Russia - 3 percent, Belarus - 2.8 percent, Georgia - 2.7 percent, Azerbaijan - 0.1 percent. In general the industry production growth in CIS was 3 percent in the first four months of 2002 compared with the corresponding period last year. Armenia's gross domestic product added 9.3 percent in the period from January to April 2002, Tajikistan's GDP surged 8.1 percent, Azerbaijan's GDP grew 7.3 percent, Ukraine's GDP went up 4.1 percent. In Belarus it was 4.1 percent more than in the corresponding period last year. In Kyrgyzstan it eased back 2.3 percent.
RosBusinessConsult, May 31, 2002