07 February 2012 14:56 [Source: ICIS news]
December industrial production fell 2.7%, construction output fell 6.4% and the energy sector was down 2.2%, the ministry said.
November/December productive output was down by 1.0% compared with September/October, it added.
Compared with November/December 2010 output was up 2.8% in November/December 2011.
The ministry said that near-term prospects for industrial production in
However, an increase in December's industrial orders and an improvement in economic sentiment indicators were signs that industry was about to overcome the weakness in production, it said.
In related news, market research group Markit said last week that
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