Slight industrial gain for Soviets seen by CIA

Industrial growth in the Soviet Union will increase slightly this year from the record low in 1979, but energy supplies and other problems will still plague the economy, the Central Intelligence Agency said Tuesday. A CIA report said industrial growth this year would be barely above last year's record low of 2.2 percent.

The energy outlook is especially grim because oil and coal production in 1980 will fall short of the Kremlin's targets, the agency said.

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