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 President Poroshenko hopes inflation in 2017 be under 10 percent

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko expects the inflation rate to be lower than 10 percent in 2017.

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.

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The state budget bill for 2017 forecasts inflation rate of 8.1 percent this year.