Kyrgyzstan posted an 18.1% increase in industrial output in January-June 2004, the most in the Commonwealth of Independent States as a whole for the first half, the CIS Inter-State Statistics Committee reported on Friday. Ukraine posted industrial production growth of 15.9% for the half, Belarus growth of 14.4%, Moldova 13.1%, Tajikistan 11.7%, Georgia 10.4% and Kazakhstan 9.4%. Industrial output in Russia increased 7.4%, in Azerbaijan 5.5% and in Armenia 4.5%. The committee did not provide figures for either Turkmenistan or Uzbekistan.
Industrial output averaged 9% more than in January-June 2003 across the CIS. GDP increased an average 9%, as well.
Ukraine's GDP expanded 12.7% year-on-year in the first half, Tajikistan's expanded 11.1%, Azerbaijan's 10.6%, Belarus's 10.3%, Georgia's 9.4%, Kyrgyzstan's 9.2% and Armenia's 9.1%. GDP increased 7.9% year-on-year in Russia in January-June.
Interfax, August 6, 2004