The renewed plunge in oil prices at the beginning of 2016 has resulted in lower export and budget revenues, prompting a delay in stabilising the economy. Only since mid-2016 has the Russian economy seemingly begun to emerge slowly from recession. With oil prices more or less flat, financial and trade sanctions remaining in place and structural and institutional reforms absent, economic growth will stay sluggish – at less than 2% – even in the medium term.

map Russia
Main Economic Indicators201420152016201720182019
Population, 1000 persons.146091146406146692...
GDP, real change in %0.7-2.8-
GDP per capita (EUR at PPP)187001770017200...
Gross industrial production, real change in %1.7-3.41.1...
Unemployment rate - LFS, in %, average5.
Average gross monthly wages, EUR640502494...
Consumer prices, % p.a.7.815.
Fiscal balance in % of GDP-1.1-3.4-3.7...
Public debt in % of GDP13.013.212.9...
Current account in % of GDP2.
FDI inflow, EUR mn16655582627100...
Gross external debt in % of GDP31.738.642.6...

Basic data are continuously updated.

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Monthly Report No. 12/2016

Vasily Astrov, Rumen Dobrinsky, Julia Grübler and Leon Podkaminer
wiiw Monthly Report No. 12,
45 pages including 2 Table and 5 Figures



RUSSIAN FEDERATION: Stagnation becomes the ‘new normal’

Peter Havlik
in: Labour Shortages Driving Economic Growth?
wiiw Forecast Report No. Autumn 2016, , pp. 101-104
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