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The results of 8 months of 2018: the growth of industrial production in Belarus by 7.1%, in FEZ Grodnoinvest - by 48%

The National Statistical Committee of the Republic of Belarus consolidated official statistics on industrial production in the country for the last 8 months. Compared to last year, residents of the country increased production by 7.1% and overcame the bar of 70 billion Belarusian rubles (71.1).

The enterprises of Grodno region also showed positive growth, having increased production by 7.3% over the same period last year. The residents of the free economic zone Grodnoinvest made a significant contribution.

The residents of Grodno FEZ in the first eight months of this year produced goods by 1.5 billion Belarusian rubles, which is almost 1.5 times more than a year earlier (47.5%). The key role in the industry of FEZ is still occupied by woodworking and furniture industry, which generates about 35% of all manufactured products.

Food production increased by 6.7 times, chemical products - by 67%, rubber and plastic - by 37.5%, finished metal products - by 32%, machinery and equipment - by 20.9%.

Recall that in the first half of 2018, the residents of FEZ Grodnoinvest produced products worth 1.15 billion Belarusian rubles, which is 55% more than in the same period last year.