The five basic economic sectors of Russia saw a 3.8-percent rise in January-October 2002 against the corresponding period last year, the Russian State Statistics Committee reported. The five basic economic sectors are manufacturing, construction, agriculture, transport and retail trade. The output index for these five sectors reached 104.1 percent in October 2002 against October 2001 and 97.6 percent against September 2002.
In October 2002, the industrial production volume, including products, work and services, totaled 633bn rubles (about $19.89bn), and the industrial production index was 103.9 percent against October 2001. The corresponding figures for the first ten months of this year were 5.596 trillion rubles (about $176bn) and 104 percent respectively.
Russian President Vladimir Putin got the West worried again by signing Decree No. 915. The news did not produce any public effect in Russia