REUTERS The growth of Ukraine&#39;s real GDP in the second quarter of 2019 (Q2) year-over-year, accelerated to 4.6%, against 2.5% in the first quarter of 2019 (Q1). If the seasonal factor is taken into account, real GDP in Q2 was 1.6% up on Q1, the State Statistics Service of Ukraine said on its website. Read alsoNBU revises GDP growth forecast upwards The country&#39;s nominal GDP in the second quarter is not provided. The growth of Ukraine&#39;s real GDP in the second quarter of 2019 turned out to be much better than the 3% growth estimates for Q2 previously published by the National Bank on the of Ukraine. UNIAN memo. The growth of Ukraine&#39;s real GDP in 2018 accelerated to 3.3% from 2.5% in 2017 and became the highest in the past seven years. Ukraine&#39;s national budget for 2019 is based on real GDP growth by 3%. In July, the National Bank revised upwards its forecast for the growth of real GDP in 2019 to 3% from the previously projected 2.5%. The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank forecast economic growth in Ukraine this year at 2.7%. According to the consensus forecast of experts interviewed by UNIAN, the growth of the Ukrainian economy is expected to slow down to 2.8% in 2019.