Relatively stable situation in industry was registered in Mariupol for the first half of 2015.
Mariupol kept on leading the region in factory load. During the reporting period its part within the region-area structure increased from 27,7% (for January-June 2014) up to 40,8% (for January-June 2015).
Sales of industrial product amounted to 33,0 billion UAH that was 16,6% over the previous year index.
However the production grew less by all the basic types of industrial activity: cast iron by 29,3%, steel by 27,9%, agglomerate by 27,9%, rolled metal by 26,8%. The whole production decreased substantially in machine building industry: only 46 trains were produced that was 12,8 times less comparatively to the same period in 2014. Washing machine production dropped by 1,6 times.
Construction enterprises performed work for 123 million UAH for the period from January to May 2015. Specific weight of construction work performed in Mariupol amounted to 19,4% within the region-area volume.
Despite the crisis phenomena as in Ukraine so in Mariupol the average wages within the city amounted to 4007 UAH for the first quarter of 2015. This average index grew by 12.9% comparatively to the same period of 2014.
This index was achieved thanks to the consistent and purposeful work of District Administrations with the management of the enterprises of all forms of ownership as for the advancing the wages level.
The huge public awareness effort was expanded in order to authorize the labor relations. The hotlines concerning the labor payment, including “the envelope wages”, have been arranged in all Administrations for labor and social protection. In the 1st half of 2015 there were registered 2844 labor relations or 51% of 2015 plan target. Extra revenue to the budget amounted to 2.3 millions UAH.
The average scale of pension increased by 231 UAH or by 13% and came to 2066,00 UAH. All pensions to the citizens are paid under the schedule.
Employment and labor market
During the 1st half of 2015 Mariupol City Employment Centre provided services to 10429 unemployed people, which is 30% more that for the same period of 2014.
As of July 01, 2015 5619 unemployed people were registered in the employment centre and 4490 people received unemployment compensation.
1899 people were employed, besides 45 unemployed people started up their entrepreneurial activity after receiving the single unemployment compensation. For these purposes the Unemployment fund paid off 688,7 thousands UAH.
As of July 01, 2015 the employers provided the information about 354 vacancies to the employment centre.
As of June 01, 2015 the population of the city amounted to 477375 people. The resident population as of June 1, 2015 amounted to 473959 people. For January-May 2015 the population decreased by 1697 people. 1122 people arrived to the city for the permanent residence and 744 people left the city in the period of January-May 2015 that caused a positive migration balance.
The agricultural sector in Mariupol is oriented to satisfy the domestic needs of the city in agricultural products and its derivatives.
The core areas of production and commercial operations of the local agricultural enterprises are the cereals and industrial crop farming, meat production, as well as the cattle and poultry farming.
As of June 01, 2015 the planting acreage for spring crops in the city agricultural enterprises amounted to 1176 ha, which composed 73,3% in comparison with the same period of 2014.
It was planted 244 ha of cereal and grain legume crops (excluding corn), which composed 57,7% comparatively to the same period of 2014.
As of June 01, 2015 in the city agricultural enterprises (excluding the small ones) and in enterprises engaged in storing and recycling of cereals 39 831 tons of grain were available, which was 2,2 more than as of June 01, 2014, and 24 527 tones of sunflower seeds as well.
As of June 01, 2015 the city agricultural enterprises bread 52,4 thousands tons of cattle and poultry for slaughter in live weight (which composed 79,3% to the same period of 2014).
Milk production amounted to 92,4 thousands tones ( which composed 75,6% to the same period of 2014) as of June 01, 2015. Current cattle stock amounted to 98,6 thousand heads (in 2013 - 133,2 thousand heads, which composed 74% to the same period of 2014).