International rating agency S&P Global Ratings has improved this year's forecast of Ukraine's GDP growth rate - to 3.1 percent; at the same time, the growth rate in 2019-2022 is expected to slow down to 2.9. This is mentioned in the agency's report released on April 20, as quoted by Interfax-Ukraine news agency.
S&P experts also expect a decrease in the inflation rate from 8 to 7.5 percent in 2019, and from 7.5 to 7 percent in 2020.
The agency also published the forecast for the exchange rate of Ukraine's national currency, hryvnya. By late 2018, the rate is expected to grow from 27.3 to 29.5 per 1 U.S. dollar. In 2019, it is supposed to drop to UAH 30.5 per one dollar; in 2020-2021, it could start growing up slowly - up to 28.8.