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Real disposable income of Russians (incomes minus the obligatory payments, adjusted for inflation) in the second quarter of 2019 has decreased by 0.2 percent. In the first half of the year, real incomes dropped by 1.3 percent. This is evidenced by the data of Rosstat.
The Agency downgraded the assessment of real income for the first quarter: according to new data, the indicator in January-March 2019 declined 2.3 and 2.5 percent.
The average monthly accrued wages of employees of organisations in June of 2019, according to Rosstat, amounted 49840 rubles and in comparison with the corresponding period of the previous year increased by 7.1 percent in the first half of 2019 at 7.0%.
In January, the Federal state statistics service reported that real incomes of Russians are falling for the fifth consecutive year. Real income in the country fell for 2014-2017, in 2018 they showed close to zero growth — at 0.1 percent. In 2013, real income declined by 8.3 percent.
After a few months, moving to a new calculation methodology, the Department concluded that the income in the first quarter of 2019 has decreased by 2.3 percent compared to the same period last year.
The Ministry of economic development expect that the real incomes of the population in 2019 will grow by one percent. However, according to economists HSE, Ranepa, the income will continue to fall. Experts believe that due to the fall in oil prices and the introduction of new sanctions against Russia to wait for growth in the near future is not worth it.
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