Poroshenko hopes for GDP growth to 4% in 2018
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko expects gross domestic product (GDP) this year to grow to 4%.
"This year the growth [of GDP] is expected to exceed 3%. And the indicator of the second quarter - and I am pleased to talk about it - exceeded the optimistic forecasts and amounted to 3.8% [the GDP growth] ... And we are definitely approaching the figure of 4% of GDP growth," he said at the opening of the tenth international economic forum "Innovations. Investments. Kharkiv Initiatives!" in Kharkiv.
At the same time, the president stressed that this is not enough "for the realization of those ambitious goals that we set."