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Ukraine's draft budget for 2020, which was been submitted for consideration in parliament in the first reading, is based on a 3.3% GDP growth forecast, which was prepared in May 2019.

As reported by Censor.NET.

"The budget we're discussing is based on the macroeconomic forecast prepared in May 2019," Ukrainian Finance Minister Oksana Markarova said while introducing the document in parliament on Friday, September 20.

"The review of the macroeconomic indicator, which, in keeping with the Budget Code, could be done between the first and second reading, is pending. Therefore today the budget is based on real GDP growth by 3.3% and all those macroeconomic indicators and social standards approved by the former Cabinet," she said.

Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine projected Ukraine's GDP growth in 2019 at 3%, the National Bank at 2.5%, the International Monetary Fund at 2.7%, and the World Bank at 2.9%.

Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n3149549