The rate of Russia's industrial growth was seventh among the CIS countries in the first two months of 2003. The CIS Inter-State Statistical Board reported on Wednesday that it equaled to 5.7%.
Tajikistan placed first among the CIS countries with a 13.4% increment. Moldova was second with 12.3% and Ukraine third with 10.8%.
Industrial growth was recorded in Kazakhstan at 9.2% as compared to the corresponding period of 2002, in Armenia - 7.9%, and in Belarus - 6%. They are followed by Azerbaijan with an increment of 5.5%, Georgia - 4.1%, and Kyrgyzstan - 3.7%.
No information is available on Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan.
The average rate of industrial output in the countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States amounted to 7% in January-February 2003 as compared to the corresponding period of last year.
Information on the Gross National Product in January-February 2003 was released for six CIS countries. The biggest increment was recorded in Tajikistan - 12%. It is followed by Azerbaijan 7.6%, Armenia - 7.5%, Ukraine - 7.2%, Belarus - 5%, and Kyrgyzstan - 3.8%. Instead of the Gross National Product, Russia has reported on the output in the basic sectors of the economy (industry, agriculture, building construction, transport and trade), that grew by 6.3% as compared to the corresponding period of last year.
The average Gross National Product in the CIS countries went up by 6% in January-February 2003.
Itar-Tass, April 03, 2003