Russia raises 2017 GDP growth forecast to 2.1% from 2%Staff Writer | August 31, 2017
The Economic Development Ministry has improved its forecast for the growth of Russia’s gross domestic product (GDP) in 2017 to 2.1% from 2%.
Russian economy Minister Maxim Oreshkin:
“We have revised the GDP growth estimate for 2017 and improved it to 2.1%,” he said.
The ministry also raised its GDP increase estimates for 2018 to 2.1%, for 2019 to 2.2%, and for 2020 to 2.3% from 1.5% previously expected in all the three years.
Oreshkin said that the new estimates are based on an expected increase in investment activity. ■