- Pig iron: 6.2 million tons (up from 3.3 million)
- Steel: 5.9 million tons (up from 4.0 million)
- Coal: 64.3 million tons (up from 35.4 million)
- Oil: 21.4 million tons (up from 11.7 million)
- Electricity: 13.4 billion kWh (up from 5.0 billion)
Industrial Production Gains of the First Five Year Plan
So here I am, five years after the first post went up on the site.
Unlike most posts here, I am going to hide most of this one behind a “more…” link, only because I expect it will get long and tedious with meaningless stats and self-referential nonsense. If that interests you, great! If it does not, I will spare you (and the front page of the blog) all that clutter.
So click on the link and I will waste a few minutes of your life hauling out some vague statistics about what has gone on over the last year as well as the lifetime of the blog, as I did with the first, second, third, and fourth anniversaries… plus I hacked up some Soviet era propaganda posters, so the whole thing carries on with the theme set out in the title. They aren’t very good, but they kept me busy and amused for a little bit.