"Ukraine's wealth metrics remain weak by international standards. Ukraine's economy demonstrated mild restoration in 2016 and Fitch estimates Ukraine's GDP grew 2.2% yoy in 2016 (2015: 9.9% contraction) and expects 2.0%-3.0% growth in 2017-2018," Fitch said in a press release.
As UNIAN reported earlier, Ukraine's GDP in Q1 2017 was 2.5% up year-over-year, but 0.3% down from Q4 2016.
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The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund are more optimistic and forecast 2% growth in Ukraine in 2017.