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by Arthur Yernjakyan
Armenia has sharply decreased electric power supply to Iran because of decrease of demand, Armenia's Finance Minister, David Sargsyan, said in the parliament today.
He said that if two years ago Iran had deficit of the generating capacities, today it already has surplus.
The minister added that decrease of electric power export damages statistics of the industrial production growth. Finance Ministry predicted 3% dropping of electric power generation for nine months of the current year, while growth is expected in other sectors. For instance, in the mining industry growth by 10-12% is expected and in the processing sector - by 8,5%-9%.
To recall, Armenia increased import of natural gas from Iran by 6% - up to 488.3 mln sq/m in 2012, versus 460 mln sq/m in 2011.