In January-September 2021, industrial production in Ukraine increased by 1.4%. Including in the processing industry - by 1.6%, mining - by 1.2%, the supply of electricity, gas and air conditioning - by 1.2%.
“The favorable situation in foreign markets continues to influence the growth of industrial production in certain industries. In particular, September saw an increase in the mining industry. We also see growth in investment-oriented types of activity, which testifies to the intensification of the implementation of investment projects by enterprises, ”commented Volodymyr Grinyuk, First Deputy Minister of Economy of Ukraine.
At the same time, in the supply of electricity, gas, steam and conditioned air in September, there was a decrease in production by 2.4% against the background of a decrease in natural gas consumption due to an increase in its cost, which affected a decrease in the distribution of natural gas through local (local) pipelines. In particular, according to the State Statistics Service, in August 2021 gas use decreased by 24.6% compared to August of the previous year.