In the first quarter of 2019, the financial results of the surveyed enterprises were weaker than in the previous year. Basic economic and financial indicators have also deteriorated. Capital expenditures were higher by 21.7% than those recorded in the first quarter of 2018 (when the increase by 6.6% took place).
Revenues from total activity were higher by 6.7% than in the previous year, and the costs of obtaining them increased by 7.3%. The cost level indicator has deteriorated from 95.2% a year ago to 95.7%. Net revenues from sales of products, goods and materials increased by 7.1%, and the costs of this activity grew by 7.5% per annum.
Source: GUS