The World Bank predicts that inflation in Ukraine in 2018 may reach 10%, as inflation risks remain quite significant, World Bank Economist for Ukraine Anastasia Golovach said at a press conference.
“Inflation reached almost 14% in 2017. Inflation risks remain significant, and we expect inflation to reach 10% in 2018,” Golovach said.
According to her, in order to reduce inflationary risks and maintain macroeconomic stability, it is very important to introduce budget sector reforms, in particular in the field of education, health care, etc.
“That is, it is necessary to develop respective measures that would help raise wages, but at the same time optimize staffing,” she said.
A further increase in wages in the budgetary sphere at rates above inflation can lead to wage labor costs exceeding 18% of GDP, Golovach said. (Ukrinform/Business World Magazine)