Likhachev: the growth of Russian exports by the end of 2015 will amount to 2%

MOSCOW, October 19. The growth of Russian exports by the end of 2015 in physical terms could be 2%. Such was the evaluation given by the first Deputy Minister of economic development of Russia Alexei Likhachev.

“In physical terms trade about to say is not very correct. Here, rather, concerned with export. Expected that, despite the external challenges, its growth will be 2 percent,” said Likhachev in an interview to “Rossiyskaya Gazeta”

The trade turnover with Ukraine

The turnover between Russia and Ukraine may fall to $12-14 billion by the end of 2015, in further to $10 billion a year, said Likhachev.

“In 2013, there were $39.6 billion, in 2014 – $27.9 billion And in the first eight months of this year, while we see a steady decline in trade with Ukraine by 56%. If this trend continues, by the end of this year will reach $12-14 billion a year And approach $10 billion,” he said.

Russian business will not be affected much


State support will be required only to a limited number of Russian companies in Ukraine in the case that will not be achieved tripartite agreement on Association between Ukraine and the EU. This opinion was expressed by first Deputy Minister of economic development of the Russian Federation.

“I think if you need support, a very limited number of enterprises. Russian owners already know about all the risks and prepare for any eventuality. Many of them transferred their assets from Ukraine. Now is not the time to do there business,” he said.