Crisis, at least, stopped – Tymoshenko
The industry grew 1.3% in May
Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko believes that the “crisis, at least, has stopped”.
According to the government’s press-office, she said this opening a government’s session on Wednesday.
According to the Prime Minister, the industry grew 1.3% in May compared to April of the current year.
“Month after month we have been recording a little but constant growth of the industrial production level”, Yulia Tymoshenko said, adding that it indicates that the “crisis, at least, has stopped”.
The extracting and processing industries grew 2.3% in May compared to April, the Prime Minister noted. According to Yulia Tymoshenko, the foodstuffs and beverages production soared by 5.7% during this period, and metallurgy – by 7.2%.
The only industry in Ukraine that has not fallen during the crisis was the agriculture, Yulia Tymoshenko noted. According to her, a growth was recorded in the agriculture in May of 2009, compared to May of 2008.
“It is the only branch that has not fallen despite the crisis”, Yulia Tymoshenko said, adding that, on the whole, the agricultural production growth made up 2.3%. “We hope for a good harvest, and agriculture will be a basis of stability in the state”, she said.