Russia's industrial output rises 8.2% in 2010
Russia's industrial output increased by 8.2% in 2010, the country's statistical agency, Rosstat, has said.
The jump followed a 9.3% fall in 2009 due to the recession. Russia's economic development ministry expects industrial output to grow 4.1% in 2011.
Manufacturing rose 11.8% in 2010 and mineral extraction increased by 3.6%.
Russia, a leading exporter of oil and gas, saw its economy expand 3.8% in 2010 after a 7.9% fall a year earlier, according to preliminary estimates.
Consumer prices rose 8.8% last year after growing at the same rate in 2009.
The Russian government wants to modernise the energy-dependent economy and attract foreign investors in order to boost economic growth.