Kazakhstan increases oil price to $55 p/b in updated budget

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The Senate of the Parliament of Kazakhstan at the plenary session adopted the law On Amendments and Additions to the Law on the Republican Budget for 2018-2020.

As the Minister of National Economy Timur Suleimenov explained, the forecast for GDP growth from 3.1% to 3.8% has been increased in the updated budget. Nominal GDP is projected at the level of 57.2 trillion tenge (KZT). Inflation will remain in the corridor 5-7%.

The price for a barrel of oil put into the budget has been increased from $ 45 to $ 55. The projected volume of oil production is also increased from 86 million tons to 87 million tons. At that, the KZT rate in relation to USD remained the same – KZT 340 per USD 1.


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