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Russian economy showing signs of recovery – data — RT Business News


Despite forecasts of a steeper drop, GDP saw a year-on-year decline of 2.2% in the first quarter of 2023

Russia’s economy posted a better than expected 2.2% GDP drop from January through March in annual terms, statistics from the Economy Ministry have shown. 

According to the ministry, the Russian economy shrank by 1.1% year-on-year in March, an improvement on a revised 2.9% decline in February.

GDP is expected to rebound marginally in 2023 from a 2.1% annual decline last year due to Western sanctions.

Ministry data seen by local media in April showed that the economy is forecast to grow 1.2% this year. Next year, the GDP growth rate is expected to reach 2%, accelerating to 2.8% by 2026.

According to estimates released by the Bank of Russia at the end of last month, the economy will grow by up to 2% this year, supported by improving domestic demand and the adaptation to sanctions

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In April, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) both raised their growth forecasts for the Russian economy. According to the IMF, Moscow was “able to maintain quite a bit of momentum in the economy by taking very strong fiscal measures.” 

The fund forecasts Russian output in 2027 to be around 8% lower than predicted before the start of the military operation in Ukraine.

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