Siluanov: the rise in gasoline prices in 2018 will be about the level of General inflation

© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite in fotomancer of Finance of the Russian Federation Anton Siluanov. Archival photoSiluanov: the rise in gasoline prices in 2018 will be about the level of General inflation© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite the image Bank

Planned for 2018, the increase in excise duties on diesel will not accelerate the growth of prices above inflation, said Finance Minister Anton Siluanov.

«The increase in gasoline prices will correspond in General inflationary expectations, will change some of these parameters,» — said Siluanov, answering the question whether the Finance Ministry predicts the growth of prices for gasoline in connection with the increase in excise taxes.

The government of the Russian Federation at the meeting on Monday approved the increase of the excise tax to 50 cents from 1 January and 1 July 2018. As reported Siluanov, the Federal budget revenues from the implementation of this measure will amount to 40 billion rubles and will allow for more to Finance the construction of new roads, infrastructure, first in the Crimea, Kaliningrad and the far East.

Earlier this week, the Deputy head of the Federal Antimonopoly service of Russia Anatoly Golomolzin also said that the increase in excise duties on fuel in 2018 would not materially affect the price for consumers, and rising prices will be within inflation.

Siluanov: the rise in gasoline prices in 2018 will be about the level of General inflation© RIA Novosti, Infografiken Europe: where is the cheapest and most expensive gasoline

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