The level of economic development of Ukraine approached the African Gabon, said the Governor of Odessa Mikhail Saakashvili.
"Ukraine's GDP decreased from 184 billion to 115 billion. we are the soul of inhabitants rapidly approached the level of Gabon. Ukraine and, with all due respect to Africa, Gabon ", - Saakashvili said in a live broadcast on the last working day of the week.
Gabon is a country in Central Africa, whose population, according to 2012, amounted to slightly more than 1, 5 million people. Because of the natural reserves of oil, gas, manganese and uranium ores and relatively small population, Gabon is one of the richest countries in Africa.
in the list of IMF for GDP per capita (purchasing power parity) in 2014 Gabon took 54th place, while Ukraine 105.
Saakashvili added that at the current rate of development Ukraine will need fifteen years to return to the figures of the former President Viktor Yanukovych. For early rehabilitation, according to his vision, the country needs radical reform.
according to the analysis of economic development of Ukraine, given in mid-August, the fall of GDP in the first half of 2015 $ 16, 3%. In addition, in early August, the government approved two scenarios predict economic dynamics, for both the GDP growth in 2016 is 2% and a decline of 0, 3%.
The national Bank of Ukraine forecasts that inflation will slow down in 2016 to 12%, in 2017 - up to 8% and in 2019 - up to 5%, first said the Head of the national Bank of Ukraine Valeria Gontareva.
before the Minister of Finance of Ukraine Natalie Jaresko said at a positive development of the situation, the economy can grow each year by 4%, and by 2040 to reach the level of Switzerland.