The world Bank (WB) has again lowered its forecast of falling of economy of Ukraine in 2015 – up to 12% from 7, 5% in 2016 and now expects to improve by 1% against 2% in the previous forecast, said world Bank Director for Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova Qimiao Fan.
"We believe that 12% will reduce GDP in 2015 compared with that prediction, we had – 7, 5% - in April… We hope that before the end of the year will be a slight increase and in 2016 will be GDP growth of 1% ", - has told the first day of the week, presenting an economic overview and macroeconomic forecast of the world Bank for Ukraine, reports RIA " Novosti ". On September 22, the world Bank said that the forecast economic downturn in Ukraine in 2015 was revised down to minus 12% of GDP. A severe Crisis of political power affects the economy and the budgetary sphere of Ukraine, in fact the country is on the verge of default. Increased unemployment, the national currency in one year dropped more than 3 times. In the end, according to the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine, in January 2015 the average salary in the country amounted to 3 thousand 455 hryvnias, or about 160 dollars. This is one of the lowest indicators in the European Union. According to the state Department of statistics, the population of Ukraine in one year dropped to 164 thousand People. For the first half of 2015, the retail trade turnover in Ukraine fell by 24%, due mainly to the decrease of funds coming residents, caused by high inflation. Ukraine's economy in the 2nd quarter of 2015 fell nearly 15%, falling GDP for the first half of this year amounted to 16, 3%. The leader of the public movement "Ukrainian choice" Viktor Medvedchuk said that the efforts "highly professional Russian and foreign reformers-evrointegratorov" brought Ukraine to pre-default wealth. The Economist has named Ukraine the worst economy in the world. This verdict was made after comparing the countries ' GDP.