Belarus Industry April 2020


Belarus: Industrial output drops at sharpest pace since November 2015 in April

May 18, 2020

Industrial production nosedived 7.1% year-on-year in April (March: -1.5% year-on-year). April's figure marked the sharpest drop since November 2015.

Meanwhile, the trend pointed down, with the annual average variation of industrial production coming in at minus 0.7%, down from March's plus 0.1%.

FocusEconomics panelists project that industrial production will shrink 5.8% in 2020, which is down 2.9 percentage points from last month’s projection. In 2021, industrial output is seen increasing 0.2%.


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Belarus Industry April 20 20

Note: Year-on-year changes of working-day adjusted and annual average variation of industrial production index in %.
Source: National Statistical Committee of the Republic of Belarus (BELSTAT) and FocusEconomics calculations.

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