PETROZAVODSK, October 27. /Correspondent of ITAR-TASS Vladimir Zlobin/. Growth of manufacture in the majority of industrial branches has been achieved in Karelia. As it was noted today at the press conference in the Ministry of Economic Development, within the 9-month-period woodworking industry workers have achieved the greatest successes of 111.3 percents in relation to the appropriate period of the past year. Engineering industry and metal working /110.4/, light industry /109.1/, ferrous metallurgy /107.2/ and some other branches also developed at a high rate. The volume of paid services rendered to the population and commodity circulation have increased, growth of wages and pensions is mentioned.
At the same time decrease of volume of investments in the fixed capital and agriculture production were observed in the republic, and financial condition of enterprises has worsened. Some districts of the republic have experienced difficult economic situation. Eight municipal formations have decreased industrial manufacture output volumes.
As a whole Karelia has kept positive dynamics of its basic economic parameters. Despite of serious backlog in the first quarter of the year related to rather cold weather in winter, the northerners managed to repair the omission. Since April the monthly average gain of industrial production makes 5 percents. Thus, on a circle of large and average enterprises growth of industrial output for 9 months has achieved 103.6 percents compared to the same period of the past year.