Russia's economy ministry predicts growth slowdown in 2019
MOSCOW, Feb 12 (Reuters) - Russia's economic growth of 2.3
percent in 2018 was largely boosted by one-off factors and is
not sustainable, the economy ministry said on Tuesday,
predicting the pace would slow to 1.3 percent in 2019.
The ministry also said in a monthly report that it expected
annual consumer inflation to pick up to 5.2-5.4 percent in
February, and peak at 5.5-5.7 percent in the period from March
Inflation will slow below 5 percent by the end of the year
should the rouble exchange rate remain steady, the ministry
(Reporting by Polina Nikolskaya and Katya Golubkova
Writing by Andrey Ostroukh; Editing by Kim Coghill)
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