REUTERS The growth of industrial production accelerated to 3% in April 2018 year-over-year (y-o-y) without calendar adjustment. Read alsoIndustrial output in Ukraine slows to 1% in March The industrial output over the period under review shrank by 5% from figure posted in March 2018 y-o-y without calendar adjustment, according to the Ukrainian State Statistics Service website. Adjusted to the effect of calendar days, the industrial output growth in April was also 3% y-o-y. The industrial production fell by 0.6% in April 2018 from March 2018, with calendar adjustment. The highest increase in industrial output in April 2018 y-o-y was recorded in the chemical industry (by 31.1%), while the largest decline in annual terms was recorded in the manufacture of electrical equipment (by 13.1%). The State Statistics Service said the data excluded reports from the temporarily occupied areas in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, the city of Sevastopol, as well as Russian-occupied Donbas in the east of Ukraine. As UNIAN reported earlier, the growth of industrial production slowed to 1% in March 2018 y-o-y from 1.9% in February 2018 y-o-y, without calendar adjustment. In 2017, Ukraine saw a 0.1% decline in industrial production after a 2.8% increase in 2016.