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Real disposable incomes (incomes minus obligatory payments adjusted for inflation) of the population in Russia declined in the first half of 2019 1.3 percent, according to an analytical note of audit chamber published on the Agency’s website.
The paper noted that real disposable income fell despite the growth of the salaries (not adjusted for inflation) 1.8 per cent and pensions by 0.8 percent.
The growth rate of gross wage in the first half decreased compared with the same period of 2018 — when it amounted to 8.7% and was due to “significant measures implemented in fulfillment of the may decrees of the President from 2012.”
Real disposable incomes in Russia fall 2014. At the end of last year, the drop was 0.2 percent. The Ministry expects the growth of this index at the end of 2019 by one percent.
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