He said during the Regional Development Council meeting, Censor.NET reports citing Interfax-Ukraine.
"Inflation, the burden of high prices -- these things worry the people most of all. This year, I hope, it [inflation rate - ed.] will be a one-digit number, less than 10 percent. By 2019, and it's our joint task, we should reach the inflation rate of 5 percent annually," the president said.
The state budget bill for 2017 forecasts inflation rate of 8.1 percent this year.
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