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The Soviet Central Statistics Board announced some key figures for 1982. It said Soviet industrial output rose 2.8 percent, national income rose 2.6 percent (both of which showed the lowest rate of increase since World War II), and the national population increased by 2.4 million to 271.2 million by Jan. 1, 1983 - one of the lowest growth rates since the war. Farm production, however, showed a marked improvement over 1981 in most sectors.

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