The growth of Ukraine’s real GDP in the third quarter of 2017 in annual terms (compared to the same period last year) was 2.1%. About it the State statistics service reported on the official website.
The Department clarifies that the data are presented excluding the temporarily occupied by Russia Crimea and part of Donbass.
State statistics service notes that, compared with the second quarter of 2017, taking into account seasonal factors, GDP grew by 0.2%. Nominal GDP in the third quarter amounted to 821,3 billion, and GDP per person – 19,320 thousand UAH.
GDP growth in the third quarter in annual terms eased in annual terms in the second (2.3%) and first quarters (2.5 percent).
Prime Minister Vladimir Groisman believes that the growth of Ukraine’s economy this year will be 2%.
In early summer, the Cabinet of Ministers has downgraded the forecast for GDP growth from 3% to 1.8%. The reason for the termination of relations with the enterprises in the occupied territory of Donbass.
The IMF and the EBRD also expects that the GDP growth of Ukraine in 2017 will amount to 2%.