ArmInfo. In January-April 2021, the industrial sector of Armenia showed insignificant growth due to the continuing decline in the manufacturing industry since the outbreak of the pandemic. According to the data of the Statistical Committee, during the reporting period, the industrial sector of Armenia increased its volumes by 0.9% (against 4.2% growth in the previous year), providing the volume of 650.8 billion drams (over $ 1.2 billion). In April alone, the industrial sector showed an increase of 2.1% - up to 180.4 billion drams ($ 343.2 million).
According to the source, a slowdown in y-o-y growth from 27.1% to 8.8% was recorded in the mining industry and open pit development, with a volume of 180.3 billion drams secured. And in April alone, the mining industry showed an increase of 5.1% - up to 50.8 billion drams.
In January-April 2021 decreased, manufacturing industry volume on a y-o-y terms by 3.9% (against growth by 1.7% a year earlier), amounting to 365.9 billion drams. At the same time, the manufacturing sector showed a 7.9% increase in volumes over the month - up to 107.8 billion drams.
In particular, according to statistics, during the reporting period, the most declined were the production of jewelry (by 71.3%), printing activity (by 65.5%), finished metal products (by 42.5%), chemical industry (by 24.5%). %), cigarettes (by 17.5%), basic metals (by 11.9%).
At the same time, significant growth was demonstrated by the production of electronic equipment ( 3.5- fold, products of the textile industry (3.1-fold), machinery and equipment ( 3-fold), computers, electronic and optical equipment (by 87.3%), production of clothing (by 75%), rubber and plastic products (by 30.1%), other non-metallic products (by 29.1%).
In the manufacturing sector, the leaders in terms of production are food (133 billion drams), beverages (51.3 billion drams), base metals (50.2 billion drams), cigarettes (38.6 billion drams).
According to statistics, in January-April 2021, the supply of electricity, gas, steam and conditioned air as a whole increased against the same period of 2020 by 9.7% (against 5.9% growth a year earlier), amounting to 97.7 billion drams, with monthly decline by 24.9% - up to 19.9 billion drams. Moreover, generation, transmission and distribution of electricity for the reporting period increased by 10.6% per annum, while gas production, distribution of gaseous fuel through gas supply systems increased by 5.8%.
Revenues from water supply, waste treatment and processing and production of secondary raw materials for the reporting period increased by 2.8% per annum (against 19.2% decline a year earlier), amounting to 6.7 billion drams. On a monthly terms, this segment showed an increase of 4% - up to 1.7 billion drams.
Moreover, the upward annual dynamics in this segment was mainly due to the collection, treatment and distribution of water (an increase of 4.1%).