Azerbaijan posts 8.4% growth in industrial production

Azerbaijan posts 8.4% growth in industrial production
# 21 November 2008 12:36 (UTC +04:00)
Baku. Rashad Suleymanov – APA-Economics. Azerbaijan’s industrial growth was 8.4% during January-October, said the country’s top body.
The State Statistical Committee said industrial production reached AZN 25.4 billion during this period. The growth was 8.5% in oil sector and 8.1% in non-oil sector.
The growth was 7.6% in oil extraction, 54.2% in gas production, 0.2% in foodstuff production, 43.8% in chemicals production, 32.2% in fur, leather and shoes making, 34.1% in metallurgy, and 8.2% in electronic machine and equipment making, etc.
Industrial services accounted for 5.5% of production. The share of the private sector was 82.2% in production.
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