Since the beginning of 2012 the Ukrainian GDP has grown by nearly 2% in annual terms, the President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych told a plenary meeting of the Council of national and foreign investors, ForUm correspondent reports.

According to the President, the economy is growing, despite the difficult economic situation in the world. "We hope that in 2012 the real GDP will reach 1.5 trillion UAH. That will be a significant increase," Yanukovych mentioned.

He added that in 2010 the growth of the Ukrainian economy made up 4.3%, and in the last year - 5.6%. Due to the harsh winter, in 2012 the GDP growth rate increased only in April.

As reported, due to the last year lower base of comparison, the industrial production index for main industries increased in annual terms up to 1.3% in April from 0.5% in March. Such an increase has allowed keeping the GDP rate growing, the spokesman of the economic analysis and forecasting department of the National Bank of Ukraine said.


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