Russia’s GDP in August grew by 2.3%

Moscow. September 23. INTERFAX.RU – GDP Growth in August was 2.3%, said the head of the Ministry Maxim Oreshkin.

“The growth in August at 2.3%, it slightly fell below 2% in July, did not look like agriculture in the first place this was due to the weather conditions”, – he said at a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday.

According to him, inflation fell to 3.1%, thus reducing the rate of the CBR, and this, in turn, increases lending activity in the banking sector. “From the point of view of risk – they are primarily external, remains volatile oil prices may reduce the propensity for risk in global markets, it is necessary to be ready,” said Oreshkin.