The GDP of Ukraine grew by 7.1% in August of 2006, and by 5.7% - during January-August of 2006.

      Top Deputy Economics Minister of Ukraine Anatoliy Maksiuta disclosed these data of the Economics Ministry of Ukraine today, introducing the draft state budget-2007 in the Verkhovna Rada today.

      According to an UNIAN correspondent, the Economics Ministry states the industrial production growth volumes at 5.4% during 8 months of the current year, the growth of industrial production prices – at 8.5%.

      A.Maksiuta says that the GDP grows mostly due to machine-building, food industry, agricultural production, metallurgy, and metals procession.