TOMSK, Apr 27 – RIA Tomsk. The industrial production index in the Tomsk region increased by 2.4%
in January-March 2020 compared to the same period in 2019; the highest growth
was observed in the manufacturing sectors of the industry, in particular in the
production of textiles, metallurgy and food industry, the press service of the
regional administration said on Monday.
Earlier it was reported that the industrial production index in 2019
compared to 2018 amounted to 100%. Manufacturing industries showed a growth of
3.7%, while in the extractive industries the volume for the year fell by 4.6%.
"For January-March 2020, the industrial production index in the Tomsk
region amounted to 102.4% compared to the same period in 2019. The increase was
facilitated by an increase in production in the manufacturing sector of the
Tomsk region by 11.4%", – is said in the statement.
According to the regional administration, in the I quarter of 2020 in the
Tomsk region increased production of food products (by 29%), mainly due to the
growth in the output of sour cream (by 65.4%), milk (by 8.9%) and sausage (by
5%). The volume of production of textile products has tripled (for example, the
production of bed linen in divisions of the regional Federal Penitentiary
Service increased 8.5 times), while the metallurgical industry showed an increase
Since the beginning of the year, plastic production in the region grew by
3.3%, packaging plastic – by 7.4%, production of furniture enterprises
increased sevenfold, production of finished metal products (except machinery
and equipment) grew by almost 32%.
At the same time, the volume of mining in the Tomsk region in the 1st
quarter of 2020 decreased by 1.6% compared to the 1st quarter of last year,
which is explained by the natural depletion of oil fields. In the energy
sector, the industrial production index was 97.69%.
It was previously reported that the industrial production index – is a
statistical indicator that demonstrates an increase or decrease in the physical
volume of output of a particular product. It is determined both in the economy
as a whole (country, region, and so on), and in industry sectors. The
industrial production index – is one of the most striking indicators of the
state of the economy.