Today, the National Statistical Committee presented the results of the social and economic development of
Positive GDP dynamics
According to the National Statistical Committee, in the first two months of 2017, GDP amounted to almost 52 billion soms. In comparison with 2016, it grew by 5.4 percent. Without taking into account the enterprises developing Kumtor mine, the indicator is more modest — more than 47 billion soms with a growth of 3.6 percent.
At the same time, the National Statistical Committee notes that such indicators are connected mainly with the low base of
Industry in stagnation
The volume of industrial production is estimated at 29.5 billion soms. Compared to 2016, the growth is impressive — 22.9 percent. But if you compare it with the indicators of 2015, then the picture is not so good. The industry is still in stagnation and in comparison with
The growth in industrial production was mainly caused by an increase in the production of metals by 21.9 percent. Excluding enterprises developing Kumtor, the volume of industrial production was 19.9 billion soms with 23.2 percent increase compared to 2015 and 2.7 percent decline compared to 2015.
Vegetables rise in price by almost third for month
From the beginning of the year, the inflation rate in the consumer sector was 1.5 percent. In February, the price increase was 0.6 percent.
Prices for food and non-alcoholic products rose by 2.2 percent. This is caused by a significant increase in the cost of vegetables — by 23.6 percent.
Tobacco products (by 12.4 percent) and services (by 1.9 percent) also rose in price.
The maximum increase in prices (by 2.8 percent) was registered in
Exports fall, imports grow
In January 2017, there was 7.7 percent decrease in exports in comparison with the first month of 2016. This is connected with 2.3 times reduction in the supply of gold, plastics and plastic products, electric machines and equipment (1.6 times) and tobacco products (1.6 times).
Import grew by 8.7 percent.
The volume of mutual trade with the countries of the Eurasian Economic Union in January 2017 amounted to $ 143.6 million and compared to January 2016 decreased by 7.2 percent. Export decreased by 6 percent, and imports increased by 14.1 percent.
We export to
- legumes and dried vegetables (2.6 times growth);
- dried fruits (an increase of 23 percent);
- footwear (an increase of 1.2 percent);
- milk and condensed cream (1.6 times increase).
As for imports, we have started importing from
We began importing from