Medvedev said on good preconditions for the growth of industry


RIA Novosti

The Russian industrial sector has stopped falling, the industry created the conditions for further growth, said Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev during a meeting of the parliamentary faction “United Russia”.

“We managed to stop the decline of the industry as a whole. By the end of 2016 we have a small increase (of 1.1%. — RNS), and this creates good conditions for work in the future,” Medvedev said.

The Prime Minister said a record level of state procurement in 2016 — 99%. Arms exports brought the budget to $15 billion. This will allow Russia to maintain second place after the USA in the arms market, said Medvedev. “And for us is very important to keep the market”, — said the Prime Minister.