Industrial production in March 2019 increased by 2.1% compared with March of the previous year, according to data from the State Statistics Service, according to UNIAN.

The State Statistics Committee specifies that, with a correction for the effect of calendar days, industrial production in March of this year increased by 2.7% by March 2018.

Compared with the previous month in March, industrial production increased by 12%, but taking into account the seasonal factor, the increase was 2.4%.

In general, in January-March 2019, by the same period of 2018, industrial production fell by 0.9%. Until March, the State Statistics Service recorded a decline for four consecutive months in the industry.

According to the State Statistics Service, in the processing industry in March 2019, by March 2018, growth was 5%, in the extractive industry and quarrying – 1.8%.

In the supply of electricity, gas, steam and conditioned air, a drop of 8.1% was recorded.

In February, industrial production decreased by 1.8% compared with February last year, in January – by 3.3%. According to the statistical department, in January-February industrial production fell by 2.5%.