Yushchenko called figures which "diligently hide"

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The gross internal product of Ukraine in January - February, 2009 fell to 25-30 percent. The President of Ukraine Victor YUSHCHENKO reported about it, making the annual message in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine (thus he didn't specify, whether dynamics is an indicator since the beginning of year or for January - February, 2009 in comparison with the similar period of last year - the UNIAN).

"We were not ready to meet crisis … Its first blow became painful and heavy... We lost foreign markets of which 60% of the Ukrainian export were the share - almost all our currency revenue depended on these markets … GDP growth delay in 2008 to 2,1 percent turned out to be consequence of it... and shattering reduction for 25-30 percent following the results of January - February of the current year", - was told by V. Yushchenko.

"I call these data in spite of the fact that them diligently hide", - the President added.

In the State committee of statistics to agency of the UNIAN refused to make comments on figures of decrease in gross domestic product in January - the February, sounded by the President of Ukraine, having reminded that now the indicator of gross domestic product pays off on a quarterly basis.

As reported the UNIAN, by estimates of Audit Chamber, recession of the real gross domestic product (GDP) of Ukraine for January - February of this year made 20%.

At the beginning of 2009 the State committee of statistics of Ukraine in connection with transition to the international standards refused practice of the publication of monthly data on gross domestic product calculation in favor of submission of quarterly reports. At the same time, Goskomstat monthly publishes data concerning dynamics of separate types of economic activity.

Since the beginning of 2009 the Department of the economic analysis and forecasting of National Bank of Ukraine for an operational assessment of state of the economy started counting an index of production of key branches (an accruing result since the beginning of year). For calculation of the specified indicator data on dynamics of types of economic activity which make more than 40% of gross domestic product are used.

According to the provided latest data, in February of this year.essential falling of an index of production of key branches with its insignificant delay - to 29,9% (in annual calculation) in comparison with 32% in January, 2009 proceeded.

In January - February, 2008 GDP growth in comparison with the similar period of 2007 made 5,8%.


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