Moscow. September 30. The Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation considers the draft Federal budget for 2017-2019 annual average ruble exchange rate to 67.5, 68.7 and 71.1 per ruble per dollar, respectively, told reporters Finance Minister Anton Siluanov.
Earlier, the Minister also stated that the draft three-year budget takes into account the price of oil at $40 a barrel for all three years.
This of course differs significantly from the forecast, which was prepared by the Ministry of economic development and that the idea should have been laid in the budget calculations. The basic scenario of economic development, calculated at $40 per barrel, submitted for approval in September, the government assumed average annual rate of 65.5 rubles per $1 in 2017, 65 rubles per $1 in 2018 and 64.4 rubles per $1 in 2019.