Ulyukayev: the average dollar exchange rate in 2016 may reach 63 ruble

Ulyukayev: the average dollar exchange rate in 2016 may reach 63 ruble


In the base forecast of Ministry of economic development the average annual dollar exchange rate in 2016 – 63 of the ruble. There is a chance and the prospect of a return to such a trajectory, said the head of Department Alexey Ulyukayev.

MOSCOW, 13 Jan. The head of the Ministry of economic development Alexei Ulyukayev believes that there are chances to take the average annual dollar exchange rate in 2016 to 63 rubles, laid down in the basic forecast of the Russian authorities.

“These preconditions, of course. Recall that in our baseline projection average exchange rate — 63 rubles per dollar. And I think we have a chance and the prospect of a return to this trajectory”, — said the speaker reporters on the sidelines of the Gaidar forum.

“Possible fluctuations in both directions, but the fundamental circumstances that rather still (expect — ed), some strengthening of the current quotations than weakening,” said Ulyukayev, when asked about the strengthening of the ruble.

The ruble since the end of December (when the dollar was worth about 70 rubles) Tuesday weakened by 9% against the us currency amid falling oil prices — the dollar has updated a maximum since December of 2014 in 77,24 ruble.