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Official USSR machinery production targets for 1938, reported by the British ambassador in Moscow
(Catalogue ref: FO 371/22292)

I. MEASURES PRESCRIBED FOR ENSURING FULFILMENT OF MACHINERY CONSTRUCTION PRODUCTION PLAN FOR 1938.

1. The State production plan for 1938 shall be fixed as follows: -

Increase in total output (in 1926/27 prices) as compared with the preliminary results shown in 1937
to the extent of
21.9%
Increase in labour output
-do-
16.0%
Decrease in cost of production
-do-
5.4%

OUTPUT OF THE MORE IMPORTANT BRANCHES EXPRESSED IN GENERAL TERMS:

Branch Unit of calculation Plan for 1938
Steam boilers: 000 of sq.m 166.8
Steam turbines: 000 of kwt. 1699.3
Transformers (motors): 000 of k.v.a. 4000.0
Metal cutting tools: thousands 20.0
Locomotives (calculated on an "E" & "S.U" basis): units 1469
Railway freight wagons (4-axle type): thousands 41.5
Railway passenger cars: units 2100
Agricultural machinery construction (Glavselmash production): millions of Rbs. 847.5
Combines: thousands 30.0
Textile equipment (Glavselmash production): millions of Rbs. 280.0
Food Industry equipment: -do- 86.0
Automobiles: thousands of units 216.5
Automobile spare parts: millions of Rbs. 360.0
Tractors (caterpillar): thousands 41.0
Tractors (for ploughing): -do- 15.0
Tractor spares: millions of Rbs. 300.0
Metal general consumption products (1932 prices): -do- 670.0
Gramophones: thousands 700.0
Gramophone records: millions 60.0
Watches (fob): thousands 625.0
Automobile tyres -do- 4050.0
Rubber Footwear Millions of pairs 105.0