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 Hroisman forecasts 3 percent GDP growth in 2017: "Ukrainians will have jobs, wages will rise"

Prime Minister Volodymyr Hroisman expects Ukraine's GDP to grow by more than 3 percent in 2017.

He said this at a meeting of the National Tripartite Social and Economic Council, Censor.NET reports citing Interfax-Ukraine.

"I think Ukraine's GDP growth will exceed 3 percent. This means only one thing: Ukrainians will have jobs, production output will increase, wages will rise, including wage share in the cost of production," Hroisman said.

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He stressed Ukraine would survive the economic crisis and become stronger.

He called on employers and labor unions to cooperate with the government.

Earlier, the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade issued a forecast saying that Ukraine's GDP is expected to grow by 2.4 percent in 2017 at 11 percent inflation rate. The document also notes 2018 will see a 3.1 percent GDP increase at 8 percent inflation rate.
 
 
 
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