It is reported that in January to September 2010 the share of loss making enterprises of Belarus was 13.2 % of the total enterprises number. In the same period of 2009 loss making enterprises share was 17.4%.
According to the National statistics committee on the results of 9 months of 2010, 263 industrial enterprises made a total loss for RUB 495.9 billion. The largest losses were in electric power sector, machine building and metal processing, food industry, building materials sector and light industry.
The profitability of the products and services of industrial enterprises amounted 10% and sales profitability amounted 7.6%. The profitability of products and services in such sectors as machine building for mining, chemical industry, non-ferrous metallurgy and agriculture machine building was higher than average.
In electric power industry, petrochemical industry, railway machine building, construction materials and flour and feed industry.
(Sourced from Rusmet.ru)