Rosstat: in May, drug production increased by 22.4%

The volume of production of Russian medicines in May 2020 increased by 22.4% compared to the same period last year, the production of medical equipment almost tripled during the reporting period. This was reported by TASS with reference to the data of Rosstat.

At the same time, the production of medicines and materials used for medical purposes in January-May 2020 increased by 14.3% compared to the same period last year.

The production of equipment and instruments for irradiation, rehabilitation, electrical diagnostic and therapeutic, used for medical purposes, grew in January-May by 77.6% compared to the same five months of last year. The cost of production amounted to 10.4 billion rubles.