Partial "improvement" in Transcarpathia  20 August 2013 13:56  9243975 044702
Partial "improvement" in Transcarpathia

Main indicators of economic complex of the region in January-June 2013 show partial improvement of economic and social development, - the report of the RSA, published on the official website, states.

The administration consider it an achievement that in January-June, the volume of industrial production, compared to the same period in 2012, has increased by as much as 0.1%. The enterprises engaged in the electricity, gas supply showed the growth of 0.3%, while the reduction of 0.3% was observed in the manufacturing field.

The growth in agriculture was recorded at 2.5%. The increase of the number of cows is 0.6%.

However, investments in the sector of the economy have reduced by 6.2%.

Financial investments from foreign investors have also decreased. Only in the first quarter, the volume of direct foreign investment in the regional economy declined by 0.3%. Currently, the level of investment per capita is $ 324.2. This is the lowest figure in the country.

During January-June 2013, carriers of the region have transported 26.1 million passengers, which is 3.4% less than for the same period in 2012.

The "improvement" affected private entities of the region - regional gas and power companies. Because they essentially force consumers to pay for their service upfront, the rate of payment for electricity is more than 101%, and for the gas - 118.5%. 

The trade turnover in Transcarpathia has increased - by 11.1%. However, the government boasts the rate of inflation - only 0.2% YTD.

The arrears of wages has decreased by 17%, and now the debt is "only" 9 million. According to statistics, the unemployment in Transcarpathia is almost liquidated - now these are 13,203 unemployed Transcarpathians, which is 0.9% less than at the beginning of the year.

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