The Government approved a Resolution on specification of basic macro figures of the economic and social development of Ukraine for 2009.

As Economics Minister Bohdan Danylyshyn informed, in accordance with the mentioned decision, an optimistic scenario of economic development is assumed as a basis for the forecast, in particular, the 0,4 % GDP growth is envisaged to the previous year, consumer price index – 109,5% (December to December), producer price index – 112%.

According to Bohdan Danylyshyn, the specified macro figures take into consideration the consequences of implementation of the Government’s system antirecessionary measures. The Minister noted that specified figures provide for improvement of the world price dynamics and – metal demand at foreign markets, correspondingly.

The Economics Minister explained that according to the new scenario of economic and social development of the country for the following year, economy's demand would be maintained at minimum adequate level, in particular, through wage indexation both for the budget sphere and the economy on the whole.

The Government also forecasts essential slow down of the inflation dynamics as against two previous years, as a result of reduction or essential deceleration of the domestic price increase. In particular, 9,5% consumer price index is predicted for 2009.

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