EghtesadOnline: The “Repair and Installation of Machinery and Equipment” subsector shrank by 49.6% in the first half of the current fiscal year (March 21-Sept.22, 2007) compared with last year’s corresponding period.
The subsector registered the largest contraction among all Iranian industries, a report by Economic Studies of Iran Chamber of Industries, Mines, Trade and Agriculture indicates.
Garments slid by 16.6%, pharmaceuticals (chemical or herbal medicines) by 7.2% and textiles by 7.1%, the report added.
According to the Central Bank of Iran’s latest report, Iran’s economy grew by 4.5% in H1. Among the main economic sectors, oil production expanded the highest with a rate of 5.8%, Financial Tribune reported.
The sectors of industries and mines, agriculture and services grew by 4.5%, 4.2% and 3.8% respectively.
The CBI report came after the Statistical Center of Iran put March-September growth at 5.6%, including growth in the oil sector and 6%, excluding it.