Xinhua News Agency, Moscow, November 23 (Reporter Liu Kai) Russian Prime Minister Mishustin said on the 23rd that compared with the forecast data in the first half of the year, the Russian economy actually performed better, and the decline in GDP this year is expected to be low. at 3%.
According to the news released on the Russian government website on the same day, Mishustin said at the government economic conference on the same day that Russia’s industrial production in the first nine months increased by 0.4% year-on-year, and the output of furniture, clothing, and electronic products all increased; This year hit a record high, and the construction industry is also showing positive growth. In addition, Russia's inflation situation has eased, and the unemployment rate has remained relatively low.
Mishustin pointed out that although Russia's economic situation tends to be stable, taking into account factors such as the possibility of further increase in the pressure of external sanctions, measures need to be taken to further adjust the balance of payments, expand the scope of ruble settlement, coordinate budget and monetary policies, stimulate investment and Effectively respond to changes in the labor market.
Experts had previously predicted that this year's GDP decline in Russia may be close to double digits.
(Editors in charge: Liu Jieyan, Yang Mu)
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