No change in plans for budget macro assumptions: deputy Finance Minister
August 30, 2013
Poland plans no major changes to the macroeconomic assumptions to the 2014 budget, with the GDP growth forecast maintained at 2.5%, deputy Finance Minister Wojciech Kowalczyk told reporters Thursday.
"I would not expect any larger changes," Kowalczyk said when asked if the Finance Ministry intends to verify macro assumptions to the 2014 budget plan. "For GDP growth, we maintain our forecast."
Kowalczyk's colleague, deputy Finance Minister Hanna Majszczyk, had told reporters as recently as early August that no changes were planned to 2014 macro assumptions.
Poland said in June it would build its 2014 budget on assumption of 2.5% GDP growth, 2.4% average annual CPI and a 13.8% unemployment rate at the end of the year.