Transcarpathia holds stable economic positions
According to the Director of the Economic Development and Trade Department of the RSA Mykhailo Kivkovych, in January 2015, the industry of Transcarpathian region, despite the difficult political and economic situation in the country, was holding stable positions.
While throughout Ukraine the volume index of industrial production in January 2015 fell by 21.3% (compared to the last year's index), the regional index was 110.0%.
In the mining industry and manufacturing of the region, the growth was 3.2% and 12.5%, respectively, 0.2% reduction in production was recorded at enterprises supplying electricity, gas, steam and conditioned air.
High output growth rates were achieved in such manufacturing industries as manufacturing of basic pharmaceutical products and preparations (61.5%), machinery except repair and installation of machinery and equipment (23.1%), manufacturing of food, beverages and tobacco products (8.1%), metallurgy, manufacturing of fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment manufacturing (5.1%), manufacturing of textiles, clothing, leather, leather goods and other materials (4.6 %).
According to the official, there is also a positive growth of total sales in selling prices. In January and December of 2014, it amounted to UAH 10.7 billion against UAH 9.2 billion for the corresponding period in 2013, that is almost UAH 1.5 million growth.
However, in the agriculture, the volume of agricultural production fell in all categories of farms in the region amounting in January 2015 to 95.2%, including in agricultural enterprises - 96.8% and in households - 95.2% (throughout Ukraine - 97.6%, including in agricultural enterprises - 99.3%, in households - 95.9%).