Source Pravda.Ru

Average GDP growth in CIS countries came to 7% in first half of 2003

Average GDP growth in CIS countries came to 7% in the first half of 2003. As a Rosbalt correspondent reports, this was announced today by the CIS statistics committee. Last year the average figure for GDP growth was only 4%. Among the countries enjoying the fastest GDP growth were Armenia, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan, where GDP rose by 14.8%, 10.4% and 10.1% respectively. Russia was only seventh in the list with GDP growth at 7.2%.

According to the statistics committee, industrial production rose by 8% on average over the first six months of 2003 whereas last year there was only a 4% increase. Also, the volume of cargo transported in CIS countries rose by 8%, compared to only 4% last year, and fixed capital investment rose by 14%, compared to 6% last year. In addition, 13% more housing was built over the January-June period year-on-year.

The statistics committee also disclosed that most CIS countries enjoyed economic growth over the six-month period including low levels of inflation, rising living standards and currency stability in relation to the dollar. High international oil prices brought greater foreign trade. However, the problem of non-payment between companies is still common in certain industries and banks rarely offer long-term loans. Furthermore, despite rising investment the level of activity among domestic and foreign investors in CIS countries is still not enough to provide steady long-term economic growth.

Comments
Brigitte Bardot accuses Hollywood actresses of hypocrisy
Brigitte Bardot accuses Hollywood actresses of hypocrisy
Brigitte Bardot accuses Hollywood actresses of hypocrisy
Russia officially accuses USA of plotting major riots in Russia in 2018
Brigitte Bardot accuses Hollywood actresses of hypocrisy
Brigitte Bardot accuses Hollywood actresses of hypocrisy
UN General Assembly calls Russia ‘occupant power’
Putin unable to win India over as Russia's staunch ally to counter USA's dominance
Can Russia perform under Soviet flag during 2018 Winter Olympics?
Can Russia perform under Soviet flag during 2018 Winter Olympics?
Our social and economic system under the microscope
An attempt at colored revolution in Iran?
An attempt at colored revolution in Iran?
An attempt at colored revolution in Iran?
USA to crush Russia's space industry in 2019
Interview with Andre Vltchek for Farhikhtegan newspaper in Iran
USA and Israel conclude secret agreement against Iran
Interview with Andre Vltchek for Farhikhtegan newspaper in Iran
USA and Israel conclude secret agreement against Iran
USA and Israel conclude secret agreement against Iran
USA and Israel conclude secret agreement against Iran