YEREVAN, October 19. /ARKA/. Armenia’s processing industry has made significant progress in recent years to have become a regional leader, Armenian Agriculture Minister Sergo Karapetyan said at the ArmProd EXPO 2012 international exhibition opening ceremony in Yerevan.
“In recent years, Armenia started paying great attention to development, improvement and re-equipment of processing industry companies as an important component of agriculture,” he said.
The minister also stressed the necessity of establishment effective ties among production, market, processing and exports. He said the ministry is doing whatever necessary to establish such ties.
According to official statistical data, the processing industry’s Jan-August 2012 output amounted to AMD 429.9 billion showing 11.9% year-on-year growth. ($1- AMD 406.13). -0----