GORKI, January 26. The provisional amount of the maintenance of priority branches of the Russian economy in 2016 is estimated at 100 billion rubles this was stated to journalists by Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich.
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“We talked about what the industry will be the focus for state support this year in addition to what we have done in the past. It’s automotive, transport machinery, light industry and construction. So far, the total amount the government is estimated at 100 billion rubles,” said Dvorkovich.
According to him, the marked sector is not the final list of the programs of state support. So, traditionally, the state is agriculture, said Deputy Prime Minister.
“Focus on the four sectors that I mentioned, does not mean that we refuse to support agriculture, we maintain that support in full the required amount. If the funds will be claimed, from the anti-crisis Fund by the government can be directed more resources,” he said.
New oil price forecast
Dvorkovich also said that the government will provide a new forecast of socio-economic development of the Russian Federation corridor of oil prices from $20 to 40 per barrel.
“Today, experts, official representatives of individual countries the estimates are very different – anywhere from 20 to 40 dollars per barrel. The assessments vary, we see that the rates are somewhere around $ 30 per barrel, plus or minus 1-2 dollars, may indeed be at a lower level for some time, may increase. But I think we are talking about those numbers – somewhere between 20 and 40 dollars per barrel,” – said Dvorkovich, answering the question of journalists about possible oil price which the government may lay a new economic forecast.