MOSCOW, December 09. /ITAR-TASS/. Russia’s Minister of Economic Development Alexei Ulyukayev did not rule out in 2013 the inflation would be close to 6.5%. At the same time, he said, the ministry of economic development did not see reasons to change the official forecast on consumer prices for the going year.
“The situation is not stable, as it depends of a mass of immediate factors. December may demonstrate a growth of either 0.4 percent, or 0.8 percent. Thus, in my opinion, we have about equal chances the annual inflation will make 6.2 percent, as well as 6.5 percent,” the minister said.