Makarov: forecast GDP growth in 2016 not sufficiently substantiated

Makarov: forecast GDP growth in 2016 not sufficiently substantiated


It is unknown what sources of growth have to ensure GDP growth in 2016, said the head of the Duma Committee on budget and taxes Andrey Makarov.

MOSCOW, 24 Oct. The head of the Duma Committee on budget and taxes Andrey Makarov considers insufficiently reasoned forecast of GDP growth in 2016 compared with 2015.

“The growth estimate of 0.7% of GDP from our point of view, as though more softly to tell, not sufficiently substantiated. It remains unclear what the sources of growth should provide growth,” Makarov told journalists.