AKIPRESS.COM - Mongolia’s economy grew 8.6% in the first quarter of this year, accelerating from 6.2% growth in the same quarter in 2018 as coal exports and household spending surged, the National Statistics Office data showed on Wednesday.
Mongolia's exports showed an 18.2% increase in the first four months of 2019 over the same period of the previous year.
The rise was driven by exports of coal - the country’s top export - which surged by 21% to reach $963.5 million. Coal exports generate about 35% of Mongolia’s total export revenues.
Wholesale and retail trade grew 13.9% in the first quarter.