Ulyukayev called a “realistic” average annual dollar exchange rate

The Minister of economic development Alexei Ulyukayev said that the current forecast at the average exchange rate of 67.2 rubles per dollar is “quite realistic”.

“I think our expectations with 67.2 rubles per dollar — they are quite realistic, a great need to review them I do not have”, — said the head of Ministry of economic development (quoted by “Interfax”).

The speaker added that, probably, the forecast will clarify in the direction of strengthening, “but we need to look.

The Minister also said that the Agency intends to keep its forecast for oil price of $40 in 2016. “We will discuss it, but I think we are going to offer to save,” — said Ulyukayev, adding that a decision on the question will the government.

According to him, the forecast for oil to $40 may continue if in the second half the price will be approximately $42.

17 Jun Ulyukayev told RBC that the probability of revision of the forecast of Ministry of economic development is always preserved. “Forecasting, we take into account data that is, at that time,” said the Minister. Then he also suggested that the average rate of 60 RUB 60 RUB or more per USD.