Skopje, 29th May 2013 (MIA) – Industrial production growth, as well as the positive indicators in the trade and export show the first signs of economy recovery and the possibility for the projected economic growth to be realized, Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Zoran Stavreski said, following the yesterday’s announced industrial production growth of 4% for April, also believing that Macedonian industry and the business sector as a whole, will have positive figures this year.

– It is a fact that the industrial production has experienced growth for already third month in a row. This is encouraging and it shows that there is upward trend of industrial production although in Europe, the developments are not so positive, which is another fact due to which, we believe that in Macedonia, in the second half of the year, when the European economy is expected to stabilize, the industrial production and the overall economy will continue to increase, Stavreski said answering journalist’s question following the presentation of the Strategy for Development of Payment System in the Republic of Macedonia in the period 2013-2017.

He announced that, throughout the year, such economic growth will be underpinned, through active policies, by providing additional funds to small- and medium-sized enterprises through favourable credits and realization of capital investments.
 

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