According to the results of 2014, inflation in Russia may reach 6,5%, the first deputy chairman of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation, Ksenia Yudaeva, said at a briefing at the International Banking Congress in St. Petersburg. However, she noted that the CBR’s main forecast remains at 6%.
Speaking about the risks of exceeding inflation targets in the medium term due to changes in the tariff freezing scheme, she noted that such an effect would not exceed 1,5%.
“The tariff freeze scheme is somehow tied to inflation, so in the long term they will need to be synchronized with each other. There is a certain risk next year, depending on how the rules that the government promised us last year change. Depending on this, the amount of excess will be. In any case, it will be less than the 1,5% that we have allocated for unpredictable factors, ”she said.