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RUSSIAN FEDERATION: Stuck in transition!

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in: Investment to the Rescue
wiiw Forecast Report No. Spring 2014, , pp. 101-103

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RUSSIA
Russian economic growth came to a near standstill in 2013. The country is ‘stuck in transition’. With traditional growth drivers exhausted, there is little prospect for a renewal of growth without a new decisive reform push. GDP growth forecasts were revised downwards accordingly. The wiiw baseline scenario assumes a continuation of the negative contribution of real net exports to GDP growth and, in nominal terms, reductions of the trade and current account surpluses. We expect a revival of investment and an ongoing modest expansion of household consumption. Inflation and unemployment will gradually diminish.

 

Reference to wiiw databases: wiiw Annual Database, wiiw Monthly Database

Countries covered: Russia


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