Over 6 months of this year, Azerbaijan's GDP increased by 1.3 percent, President Ilham Aliyev said at a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers dedicated to the results of socio-economic development in the first half of 2018 and the forthcoming tasks.
The head of state noted that the best indicator is the fact that the non-oil sector of the country grew 2 percent. Industrial production increased by 1 percent. The non-oil industry grew 8.8 percent. This shows that investments made in the non-oil sector and the support rendered to entrepreneurs are yielding fruit.