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Chukotka in 2016 increased GRP by 4,6%, to 67 billion rubles - EastRussia | Far East

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Chukotka in 2016 increased GRP by 4,6%, to 67 billion rubles

The gross regional product of the Chukotka Autonomous Region in 2016 amounted to 67 billion rubles, which is 4,6% more than in the previous year, the press service of the regional government reported, citing the statement by Governor Roman Kopin at a meeting with the Deputy Prime Minister and Presidential Plenipotentiary in the Far Eastern Federal District Yury Trutnev . According to the head of the region, the social and economic development of the district in 2016 was characterized by stability in the economy and the social sphere.

"As before, the driver of the Chukotka economy is the mining industry. According to preliminary data, the main results for the year 2016 show an increase in the extraction of minerals due to the implementation of the first stage of a major investment project to develop the fields of the Bering coal basin. Coal production at the field Fandyushkinsky field began in December last year, and by its results exceeded 230 thousand tons, "- quotes the press service of the governor. As reported, the development of the "Fanduski field" is carried out by JSC "Beringopromugol" ("daughter" of the Australian Tigers Realm Coal, resident of the TOR "Beringovsky"). At the same time, Roman Kopin said, due to the temporary planned stoppage of the gold extraction plant at the Mayskoye deposit and the reduction of the gold content in the Kupol deposit, 2016 saw a decline in gold production. However, Chukotka is still in second place in gold mining, and has been in the lead in gold mining for nine years, he said.

It is reported on the increase in the indicators of the construction sector, - the volume of housing commissioning in 2016 amounted to 2,5 thousand square meters. m. There is also an increase in the agricultural sector. The volume of reindeer breeding, marine mammal hunting, fur farming, crop production, livestock, poultry and inland fisheries exceeded 1,3 billion rubles.