Today the Presidium of the Council of Ministers will look into the results of the socio-economic development of Belarus in the first half of the year. The two-year-long recession has ended. The economy shows signs of recovery. Since the beginning of the year, the GDP has grown by one percent. The industrial sector has grown by 6 percent. Retail trade turnover is also in the black. Investments, housing construction and wages still need to catch up.