Russia's budget deficit in 2015 totals 2.6% of GDP — finance minister

In Anton Siluanov's words, the number is lower than 3% originally planned.

Russia's budget deficit in 2015 amounted to 2.6% of GDP, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said Wednesday.

"The budget deficit last year amounted to 2.6% of GDP. The number is lower than we had originally planned, I recall it was 3%," he said.

Earlier, the Finance Ministry forecast a deficit of 2.8-2.9%.

First published by TASS.

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