Rosstat: Russia ranked first in terms of GDP growth in the G8

 

Russia has shown the most significant growth — 3.4% — among the G8 countries in 2012, but inflation (6.6%) in the country was also at the highest level, says Statistics.

The structure of the G8 countries include Britain, Germany, Italy, Canada, Russia, USA, France and Japan.

U.S. GDP last year grew by 2.2%, Japan's GDP — 1.9%, Germany's GDP — by 0.7%, Britain's GDP has not changed, the GDP of Italy and France fell by 2.3% and 0.1% respectively. Rosstat has not presented data on the Canadian economy for the year.

Inflation in the UK in 2012 was 2.7%, Italy — 2.6%, France — 1.5%, U.S. 1.7%, Germany — 2%, in Canada — 0.8% . In Japan, deflation of 0.1%.

The unemployment rate in Italy in 2012 reached 11.2%, France — 10.6%, in the United States and Britain — 7.8%, in Canada — 7.1%, in Russia and Germany — 5.3% Japan — 4.2%.

Among the BRIC highest annual inflation in 2012 is marked in India (11.2%) and Russia (6.6%). In China, inflation stood at 2.5% in Brazil — 5.8%.

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