Contrary to earlier expectations, the Russian economy will remain in recession in 2016. With oil prices having plunged anew at the beginning of 2016, export and budget revenues will drop. The envisaged cuts in expenditure will affect both consumption and investments. Barring additional external shocks, the economy may stabilise in 2017. Given the absence of reforms and investments for diversification and modernisation, economic growth will remain sluggish – even in the medium term.

map Russia
Main Economic Indicators201320142015201620172018
Population, 1000 persons.143507146091146406...
GDP, real change in %1.30.7-3.7-
GDP per capita (EUR at PPP)178001870018600...
Gross industrial production, real change in %0.41.7-3.4...
Unemployment rate - LFS, in %, average5.
Average gross monthly wages, EUR705640502...
Consumer prices, % p.a.6.87.815.510.06.06.0
Fiscal balance in % of GDP-1.2-1.1-3.5...
Public debt in % of GDP9.810.810.6...
Current account in % of GDP1.
FDI inflow, EUR mn52107166555826...
Gross external debt in % of GDP31.632.239.8...

Basic data are continuously updated.

* Forecasts are changed beginning of March, July and November.
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Monthly Report No. 10/2016

Stephan Barisitz, Mahdi Ghodsi, Peter Havlik and Waltraut Urban
wiiw Monthly Report No. 10,
47 pages including 1 Table, 24 Figures and 3 Maps



RUSSIAN FEDERATION: Recession not yet over

Peter Havlik
in: Growth Stabilises: Investment a Major Driver, Except in Countries Plagued by Recession
wiiw Forecast Report No. Spring 2016, , pp. 113-116
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