At its government session the Cabinet of Ministers endorsed a Forecast of economic and social development of Ukraine for 2007 under which real GDP increasing by 6.5 percent and inflation rate by 7.5 percent, according to the press-office of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine. First Vice Prime Minister, Finance Minister of Ukraine Mykola Azarov reported.

      “GDP growth rate – 6,5%, 7,5% - inflation, the rate of exchange are preserved within the NBU-set limits”, First Vice Premier said, commenting the document.

      Mykola Azarov has also noted that the Forecast provides for positive payment balance. Labor fund for workers, employees, military men, agriculture workers is envisaged at the rate of above 190 billion hryvnias.