The International Monetary Fund worsened the forecast for Ukraine’s GDP growth in 2018 from 3.5% to 3.3%. This is stated in the Fund’s press release, UNIAN reports.
At the same time, the forecast for the next year remained unchanged – the lender still expects the growth of the Ukrainian economy by 2.7%. In 2020, the real GDP of Ukraine, according to the Fund’s forecast, should increase by 3%.
According to IMF analysts, inflation for the year will be 11%, although this figure was expected at the level of 10.9%.
In 2019 and 2020, consumer price inflation is expected to be at the level of 9.2% and 5.9%, respectively.
Recall, the World Bank’s Board of Directors on Tuesday decided to provide Ukraine with a financial guarantee (PBG) for $ 750 million.