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Siluanov claims daily damage of 1 billion rubles due to coronavirus


Russia is losing 1 billion rubles a day from the decline in trade with China because of the coronavirus, Anton Siluanov, the country's finance minister, said in an interview with RBC.

“Recently we talked with the customs service: the loss from a decrease in trade with China is 1 billion rubles a day. The consequences of the coronavirus, ”said Siluanov.

At the same time, he expressed confidence that the situation with coronavirus will not fundamentally affect the fulfillment of the tasks that the government is working on due to the presence of a wide range of tools to stimulate the economy.

“This factor may have a negative impact, but not decisive,” Siluanov concluded.

Earlier, the chairman of the Central Bank Elvira Nabiullina said that the impact of the situation with the spread of coronavirus on the Russian economy in the Central Bank is estimated as insignificant.

Izvestia reported that, according to experts, an outbreak of coronavirus in China could lead to a reduction in trade between Russia and China by 2-4%, a fall is not excluded if quarantine at the border lasts more than three weeks.

Source: russiart

business 2020/04/01    

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