Russia Exports of Newsprint Paper CMLV  1994-2017 | Data | Chart

Exports of Newsprint Paper CMLV in Russia increased to 313.64 USD Million in September from 278.22 USD Million in August of 2016. Exports of Newsprint Paper CMLV in Russia averaged 286.23 USD Million from 1994 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 801.40 USD Million in December of 2008 and a record low of 8.60 USD Million in January of 1994.

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Russia Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 9137.00 6604.00 20356.00 -185.00 USD Million [+]
Exports 26648.00 24904.00 50248.00 4100.00 USD Million [+]
Imports 17511.00 18300.00 32481.00 2691.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account 1900.00 1459.00 39286.00 -3637.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 5.10 3.10 18.00 -1.40 percent [+]
External Debt 516.10 521.50 732.80 151.30 USD Billion [+]
Capital Flows 4000.00 1663.99 32844.54 -47722.55 USD Million [+]
Gold Reserves 1542.66 1498.74 1542.66 343.41 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 10729.00 10316.00 10729.00 5707.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Remittances 4478.00 4637.00 5728.00 1359.00 USD Million [+]
Terrorism Index 5.43 6.21 7.21 5.43 [+]
Weapons Sales 5483.00 5468.00 8695.00 1478.00 USD Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 7115.00 -385.00 40140.00 -3922.00 USD Million [+]



Russia Exports of Newsprint Paper CMLV Notes

Russia accounts for Exports of Newsprint Paper using cumulative values for each year (CMLV). This page includes a chart with historical data for Russia Exports of Newsprint Paper CMLV. Russia Exports of Newsprint Paper CMLV - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on January of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
313.64 278.22 801.40 8.60 1994 - 2016 USD Million Monthly
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Last Reference Previous Highest
Exports of Oil 181812.00  USD Million Dec/11 135799.20 181812.00 [+]
Exports of Oil Products 95710.00  USD Million Dec/11 70471.20 95710.00 [+]
Exports to European Union CMLV 92866.20  USD Million Sep/16 81444.60 283188.90 [+]
Exports of Total Usd 71372.00  USD Million Sep/16 67946.00 141922.00 [+]
Exports of Natural Gas 64290.00  USD Million Dec/11 47739.30 69107.00 [+]
Imports of Machinery & Equipment , Usd CMLV 60477.50  USD Million Sep/16 51763.90 158259.20 [+]
Imports of Total (usd) 52573.00  USD Million Sep/16 45550.00 94600.00 [+]
Exports of Crude Oil CMLV 52205.80  USD Million Sep/16 46061.70 181757.10 [+]
Exports to Asia-paic Economic Cooperation CMLV 47370.10  USD Million Sep/16 41346.90 107221.20 [+]
Imports of With Non-cis Countries, Usd 47184.00  USD Million Sep/16 40120.00 80841.00 [+]
Exports of Petroleum Products CMLV 33213.40  USD Million Sep/16 28631.80 115649.40 [+]
Exports 26648.00  USD Million Nov/16 24904.00 50248.00 [+]
Exports of Natural Gas CMLV 21578.60  USD Million Sep/16 19249.40 69397.80 [+]
Exports to Netherlands CMLV 21132.60  USD Million Sep/16 18569.60 76763.10 [+]
Exports to China CMLV 19415.70  USD Million Sep/16 17182.60 37504.80 [+]
Exports to Eurasian Economic Community CMLV 18148.70  USD Million Sep/16 16002.50 41291.50 [+]
Imports 17511.00  USD Million Nov/16 18300.00 32481.00 [+]
Exports of Machinery & Equipment CMLV 14873.48  USD Million Sep/16 13014.20 28910.00 [+]
Exports to Germany CMLV 14742.40  USD Million Sep/16 12741.40 37124.00 [+]
Exports of Diesel Fuel CMLV 12919.90  USD Million Sep/16 11370.10 40803.40 [+]
Exports of Liquid Fuels CMLV 10936.51  USD Million Sep/16 9038.45 50349.00 [+]
Exports of Ferrous Metals CMLV 10125.20  USD Million Sep/16 8900.30 30640.80 [+]
Exports to Italy CMLV 8710.70  USD Million Sep/16 7668.40 41998.90 [+]
Exports to South Korea CMLV 7469.00  USD Million Sep/16 6612.00 18287.00 [+]
Exports of Exports of Ferrous Metals (withou CMLV 7302.21  USD Million Sep/16 6417.58 22354.40 [+]
Exports to Japan CMLV 6797.10  USD Million Sep/16 5969.70 19875.20 [+]
Exports to United States CMLV 6469.80  USD Million Sep/16 5463.10 16425.30 [+]
Exports of Coal CMLV 6354.25  USD Million Sep/16 5448.78 13014.70 [+]
Exports to Poland CMLV 6287.70  USD Million Sep/16 5425.10 21366.60 [+]
Imports of With Cis Countries, Usd 5389.00  USD Million Sep/16 5430.00 13759.00 [+]
Exports to United Kindgom CMLV 4985.10  USD Million Sep/16 4327.60 16449.30 [+]
Imports of Medicines CMLV 4949.10  USD Million Sep/16 4321.30 11804.90 [+]
Exports to Finland CMLV 4483.00  USD Million Sep/16 3859.50 15741.20 [+]
Imports of Passenger Cars , Usd CMLV 4376.00  USD Million Sep/16 3730.90 30267.40 [+]
Exports to Belgium CMLV 4341.80  USD Million Sep/16 3796.00 9226.00 [+]
Imports of Clothing , Usd CMLV 3993.30  USD Million Sep/16 3481.30 8209.60 [+]
Exports of Aluminum - Unwrought CMLV 3751.89  USD Million Sep/16 3225.75 7367.30 [+]
Exports to Latvia CMLV 3634.10  USD Million Sep/16 3351.20 12614.40 [+]
Exports to France CMLV 3414.80  USD Million Sep/16 3035.40 14858.90 [+]
Exports of Semi-finished Prod. of Carbon & S CMLV 3095.72  USD Million Sep/16 2715.99 10737.20 [+]
Exports of Wheat CMLV 2970.20  USD Million Sep/16 2366.20 5422.50 [+]
Exports of Lumber CMLV 2383.81  USD Million Sep/16 2107.38 3739.10 [+]
Exports of Flat-rolled Products of Carbon St CMLV 2324.03  USD Million Sep/16 2035.74 6104.60 [+]
Imports of Ferrous Metals CMLV 2157.10  USD Million Sep/16 1843.70 7401.20 [+]
Exports of Fertilizer Mixed CMLV 2026.37  USD Million Sep/16 1855.44 4215.00 [+]
Exports to Hungary CMLV 1962.40  USD Million Sep/16 1719.90 9219.70 [+]
Exports to Taiwan CMLV 1872.90  USD Million Sep/16 1583.30 4445.30 [+]
Imports of Ferrous Metals Excl Cast Iron Fer CMLV 1863.23  USD Million Sep/16 1581.46 6803.90 [+]
Exports to Slovakia CMLV 1820.10  USD Million Sep/16 1626.20 7064.90 [+]
Exports of Refined Copper CMLV 1801.32  USD Million Sep/16 1579.51 3325.00 [+]
Exports to Czech Republic CMLV 1784.90  USD Million Sep/16 1549.10 7249.80 [+]
Exports to Malta CMLV 1705.50  USD Million Sep/16 1513.40 4084.50 [+]
Exports to Bulgaria CMLV 1677.70  USD Million Sep/16 1470.20 4892.30 [+]
Exports to Greece CMLV 1674.70  USD Million Sep/16 1479.50 6244.60 [+]
Exports of Fertilizer, Nitrogenous CMLV 1650.89  USD Million Sep/16 1503.35 3564.10 [+]
Exports to Lithuania CMLV 1633.20  USD Million Sep/16 1442.60 7229.10 [+]
Exports to Sweden CMLV 1550.80  USD Million Sep/16 1393.10 6173.80 [+]
Exports to Spain CMLV 1517.70  USD Million Sep/16 1375.20 6165.10 [+]
Exports of Gasoline CMLV 1510.60  USD Million Sep/16 1347.80 3437.10 [+]
Exports of Fertilizer, Potassium CMLV 1500.98  USD Million Sep/16 1247.51 4318.00 [+]
Exports to Estonia CMLV 1485.50  USD Million Sep/16 1320.60 4024.30 [+]
Exports of Nickel, Unwrought CMLV 1312.18  USD Million Sep/16 1163.22 8641.20 [+]
Exports to Romania CMLV 1286.40  USD Million Sep/16 1086.00 4165.60 [+]
Imports of Meat , Usd CMLV 1207.10  USD Million Sep/16 1052.50 5455.70 [+]
Exports to Singapore CMLV 1200.00  USD Million Sep/16 942.50 5552.00 [+]
Imports of Alcohololic & Non-alcoholic Bever CMLV 1154.30  USD Million Sep/16 994.07 3407.40 [+]
Exports of Wood In The Rough CMLV 1000.06  USD Million Sep/16 896.81 4142.10 [+]
Imports of Furniture , Usd CMLV 968.41  USD Million Sep/16 863.15 3460.70 [+]
Exports to Denmark CMLV 965.90  USD Million Sep/16 832.30 2902.10 [+]
Exports of Synthetic Rubber CMLV 930.67  USD Million Sep/16 829.78 3115.50 [+]
Exports of Ferroalloys CMLV 918.48  USD Million Sep/16 780.69 2066.20 [+]
Imports of Leather Footwear CMLV 882.17  USD Million Sep/16 772.58 2313.30 [+]
Exports of Pig Iron CMLV 818.32  USD Million Sep/16 726.89 2663.10 [+]
Exports to Vietnam CMLV 781.20  USD Million Sep/16 704.10 1842.90 [+]
Exports of Passenger Cars CMLV 773.38  USD Million Sep/16 673.36 1497.00 [+]
Exports to Mexico CMLV 767.70  USD Million Sep/16 692.40 1380.20 [+]
Exports of Cellulose CMLV 735.42  USD Million Sep/16 652.11 1230.80 [+]
Exports of Plywood CMLV 708.35  USD Million Sep/16 631.45 1173.40 [+]
Exports of Ammonia, Anhydrous CMLV 693.06  USD Million Sep/16 575.36 1649.40 [+]
Exports to Malaysia CMLV 668.20  USD Million Sep/16 593.00 1838.00 [+]
Imports of Trucks , Usd CMLV 665.90  USD Million Sep/16 578.00 4934.10 [+]
Imports of Fish , Usd CMLV 662.20  USD Million Sep/16 561.40 2322.10 [+]
Imports of Citrus Fruits CMLV 634.20  USD Million Sep/16 584.40 1677.00 [+]
Exports to Austria CMLV 633.90  USD Million Sep/16 619.70 3352.60 [+]
Imports of Chemical Protective Equipment CMLV 587.69  USD Million Sep/16 562.65 600.40 [+]
Exports of Iron Orea & Concenttrates CMLV 575.54  USD Million Sep/16 509.63 3248.00 [+]
Imports of Petroleum Products , Usd CMLV 566.00  USD Million Sep/16 501.80 3684.90 [+]
Imports of Steel Pipes CMLV 518.41  USD Million Sep/16 468.04 2749.10 [+]
Exports of Electrical Energy CMLV 491.40  USD Million Sep/16 424.10 1292.60 [+]
Exports to Hong Kong CMLV 488.00  USD Million Sep/16 360.30 3026.30 [+]
Exports to Portugal CMLV 458.60  USD Million Sep/16 343.90 1248.90 [+]
Exports to Thailand CMLV 442.30  USD Million Sep/16 390.70 2126.10 [+]
Imports of Tea , Usd CMLV 412.90  USD Million Sep/16 366.30 684.00 [+]
Imports of Milk & Condensed Cream , Usd CMLV 367.00  USD Million Sep/16 319.70 764.00 [+]
Imports of Coffee , Usd CMLV 353.40  USD Million Sep/16 304.90 571.60 [+]
Exports to Canada CMLV 324.00  USD Million Sep/16 253.90 1080.81 [+]
Exports of Newsprint Paper CMLV 313.64  USD Million Sep/16 278.22 801.40 [+]
Exports to Indonesia CMLV 285.10  USD Million Sep/16 254.00 1310.40 [+]
Exports of Calcium Phosphate CMLV 283.91  USD Million Sep/16 237.90 622.70 [+]
Imports of Grain Crops CMLV 248.84  USD Million Sep/16 226.27 714.00 [+]
Imports of Natural & Synthetic Rubber CMLV 248.77  USD Million Sep/16 216.98 484.00 [+]
Imports of Butter , Usd CMLV 243.10  USD Million Sep/16 212.00 730.60 [+]
Exports to Ireland CMLV 227.70  USD Million Sep/16 212.20 631.20 [+]
Exports of Trucks CMLV 215.00  USD Million Sep/16 186.24 863.00 [+]
Imports of Poultry , Usd CMLV 212.30  USD Million Sep/16 183.20 1353.00 [+]
Imports of Products Containing Cocoa CMLV 212.16  USD Million Sep/16 173.94 827.10 [+]
Exports of Methanol CMLV 189.01  USD Million Sep/16 165.23 599.80 [+]
Imports of Coal , Usd CMLV 179.70  USD Million Sep/16 157.80 1368.50 [+]
Exports of Coke & Semi-coke of Coal CMLV 166.27  USD Million Sep/16 148.70 862.20 [+]
Exports to Cyprus CMLV 166.20  USD Million Sep/16 161.60 4830.60 [+]
Exports to Slovenia CMLV 145.60  USD Million Sep/16 130.70 362.60 [+]
Exports to Peru CMLV 136.00  USD Million Sep/16 112.20 643.90 [+]
Imports of Cacao , Usd CMLV 108.39  USD Million Sep/16 91.73 219.50 [+]
Imports of White Sugar , Usd CMLV 105.50  USD Million Sep/16 96.10 3217.30 [+]
Imports Tobacco , Usd CMLV 103.76  USD Million Sep/16 91.63 731.40 [+]
Imports of Raw Sugar , Usd CMLV 101.20  USD Million Sep/16 93.00 1711.00 [+]
Exports to Philippines CMLV 98.80  USD Million Sep/16 91.30 1326.30 [+]
Imports of Corn , Usd CMLV 98.25  USD Million Sep/16 91.66 221.30 [+]
Imports of Natural Gas , Usd CMLV 88.80  USD Million Sep/16 81.90 224.60 [+]
Exports of Spirits CMLV 82.06  USD Million Sep/16 68.77 234.20 [+]
Imports of Antibiotics CMLV 75.90  USD Million Sep/16 66.03 100.70 [+]
Imports of Cotton Fabrics CMLV 75.64  USD Million Sep/16 67.52 161.40 [+]
Imports of Wheat & Maslin CMLV 68.40  USD Million Sep/16 63.51 388.30 [+]
Imports of Cotton Fibre CMLV 53.91  USD Million Sep/16 45.38 268.70 [+]
Imports of Gasoline CMLV 50.10  USD Million Sep/16 50.00 1020.60 [+]
Exports to Australia CMLV 48.70  USD Million Sep/16 43.40 126.70 [+]
Imports of Meat Products , Usd CMLV 45.00  USD Million Sep/16 38.60 458.90 [+]
Exports to New Zealand CMLV 41.40  USD Million Sep/16 39.90 423.40 [+]
Imports of Electrical Energy , Usd CMLV 37.86  USD Million Sep/16 35.06 323.50 [+]
Exports to Luxembourg CMLV 32.60  USD Million Sep/16 32.10 195.60 [+]
Exports to Chile CMLV 32.20  USD Million Sep/16 26.40 64.50 [+]
Exports to Papua New Guinea CMLV 32.00  USD Million Sep/16 32.00 32.00 [+]
Imports of Crude Oil , Usd CMLV 31.60  USD Million Sep/16 29.30 965.00 [+]
Exports of Fabric of Cotton CMLV 28.58  USD Million Sep/16 25.54 192.90 [+]
Imports of Diesel Fuel CMLV 23.15  USD Million Sep/16 22.41 788.70 [+]
Imports of Barley , Usd CMLV 12.16  USD Million Sep/16 9.03 190.20 [+]
Imports of Aluminium Ores & Concentrates , CMLV 10.95  USD Million Sep/16 10.28 718.80 [+]
Imports of Sunflower-seed Oil , Usd CMLV 2.80  USD Million Sep/16 2.27 255.20 [+]
Exports of Usa %total 2.80  percent Dec/15 2.10 7.20 [+]
Imports of Liquid Fuels CMLV 0.45  USD Million Sep/16 0.42 765.80 [+]


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Friday June 10 2016
Russia Trade Surplus Narrows to 7-Year Low  
Russia's trade surplus decreased sharply to USD 6.8 billion in April 2016, from a USD 14.5 billion surplus a year earlier and below market expectations of USD 8.8 billion. It was the lowest reading since April 2009, as exports fell 28.8 percent while imports went down shrank 6.5 percent.
Friday June 10 2016
Russia Cuts Key Interest Rate to 10.5%  
The Bank of Russia lowered its benchmark one-week repo rate by 50bps to 10.5 percent on June 10th, as widely expected, saying inflation expectations continued to decrease amid an economic recession. Policymakers also said a rate cut could be considered in next meetings if inflationary risks fall further and projected the annual inflation will reach the 4 percent target in late 2017.
Monday June 06 2016
Russia Inflation Rate Stable at 7.3% in May  
Consumer prices in Russia increased 7.3 percent year-on-year in May of 2016, unchanged from the previous two months, staying at the lowest level since April of 2014. Food and transport prices rose at a faster pace while clothing and footwear growth slowed down. On a monthly basis, prices went up by 0.4 percent.
Monday May 23 2016
Russia Jobless Rate Down to 5.9% in April  
Unemployment rate in Russia was recorded at 5.9 percent in April of 2016, down from 6.0 percent in the previous month and below market expectations of 6.0 percent. The number of unemployed people decreased by 47 thousand to 4.52 million while economically active increased by 0.2 million to 76.3 million (52 percent of population).
Thursday May 12 2016
Russia Trade Surplus Below Expectations in March  
Russia's trade surplus decreased by 51 percent to USD 7.7 billion in March of 2016, from a USD 15.8 billion surplus a year earlier and below market expectations of USD 8.5 billion. Exports fell 30.1 percent and imports went down at a slower 10.6 percent.
Monday June 06 2016
Russia Inflation Rate Steady at 7.3% in April  
Consumer prices in Russia increased 7.3 percent year-on-year in April of 2016, the same pace as in the preceding month, staying at its lowest level since April of 2014 and below market expectations of 7.4 percent. Food and transport prices growth accelerated while housing and utilities cost slowed down. On a monthly basis, prices edged up by 0.4 percent.
Friday April 29 2016
Russia Holds Key Rate at 11%  
The Bank of Russia kept its benchmark one-week repo rate unchanged at 11% on April 29th, saying inflation is easing although at a slower pace than anticipated due to budget uncertainties and ambiguity in nominal wages. Policymakers also said a rate cut could be considered in next meetings if inflationary risks decrease.
Tuesday April 19 2016
Russia Jobless Rate at 3-Year High  
Unemployment rate in Russia was recorded at 6.0 percent in March of 2016, up from 5.8 percent in the previous three months and above market expectations of 5.9 percent. It was the highest rate since January of 2013, as the number of unemployed people increased by 138 thousand to 4.56 million while economically active increased by 0.2 million to 76.1 million (52 percent of population).
Monday April 11 2016
Russia Trade Surplus Down 47% in February  
Russia's trade surplus narrowed to USD 7.35 billion in February of 2016, from a USD 13.97 billion surplus a year earlier. Exports shrank 31.4 percent and imports decreased at a slower 19.9 percent.
Tuesday April 05 2016
Russia Inflation Rate at Near 2-Year Low  
Consumer prices in Russia increased 7.3 percent year-on-year in March of 2016, slowing from 8.1 percent growth in the previous month and below market expectations of 7.5 percent. It was the lowest reading since April of 2014, pulled down by cost of food, housing and clothing. On a monthly basis, prices edged up by 0.5 percent.
Friday April 01 2016
Russia GDP Contracts 3.8% in Q4  
Russian economy contracted 3.8 percent year-on-year in the fourth quarter of 2015, in line with the preliminary estimates, following a downwardly revised 3.7 percent drop in the previous period, final figures showed. The GDP shrank for the fourth straight period, dragged down by household spending (-12.4 percent from -10.4 percent in Q3), public consumption (-1.7 percent from -1.8 percent in Q3) and gross fixed capital formation (-6.0 percent from -11.3 percent in Q3). Imports fell 21.2 percent (-25.4 percent) while exports advanced 9.8 percent (-1.4 percent in Q3).
Monday March 21 2016
Russia Unemployment Rate Steady at 5.8%  
Russian jobless rate was recorded at 5.80 percent in February of 2016, unchanged from the previous two months and in line with market expectations. The number of unemployed people was steady at 4.4 million while economically active increased by 0.1 million to 75.9 million (52 percent of population).
Friday March 18 2016
Russia Holds Key Rate at 11%  
The Bank of Russia left its benchmark one-week repo rate unchanged at 11% on March 18th saying inflationary risks remain high due to developments in the oil market and budget uncertainties. Policymakers also said rates may stay high for longer than previously planned, aiming to bring inflation to target.
Friday March 11 2016
Russia Trade Surplus at 5-1-2-Year Low  
Russia's trade surplus narrowed to USD 7.9 billion in January of 2016, from a USD 15.4 billion surplus a year earlier. It was the lowest surplus since August of 2010, as exports fell 34.4 percent and imports decreased at a slower 21 percent.
Friday March 04 2016
Russia Inflation Rate at 17-Month Low  
Consumer prices in Russia increased 8.1 percent year-on-year in February of 2016, compared to 9.8 percent growth in the previous month and below market expectations of 8.5 percent. It was the lowest figure since September of 2015, as cost of food, housing and transportation rose at a slower pace. On a monthly basis, prices went up by 0.6 percent.
Thursday February 18 2016
Russia Jobless Rate Unchanged at 5.8% in January  
Russian unemployment rate was recorded at 5.80 percent in January of 2016, unchanged from the previous month and below market expectations. The number of unemployed people was steady at 4.4 million while economically active decreased by 0.9 million to 75.8 million (52 percent of population).
Thursday February 11 2016
Russia Trade Surplus Narrows 21% in December  
Russia posted a USD 10.98 billion trade surplus in December of 2015, down from a USD 13.9 billion surplus a year earlier, as exports shrank 26 percent and imports fell 28.8 percent.
Friday February 05 2016
Russia Inflation Rate at 14-Month Low  
Consumer prices in Russia increased 9.8 percent year-on-year in January of 2016, down from 12.9 percent in the previous month, slightly below market expectations. It was the lowest reading since November of 2014, as cost of food, housing and transportation rose at a slower pace. On a monthly basis, prices went up by 1.0 percent.
Friday January 29 2016
Russia Keeps Key Rate on Hold at 11%  
The Bank of Russia left its benchmark one-week repo rate unchanged at 11 percent on January 29th 2016 as another oil price slump sent the ruble to fresh record lows of 85 per USD last week thus increasing inflation risks. The inflation rate declined to 12.9 percent in December after being above 15 percent for most of 2015, but it is still far from the central bank's 4 percent target. The policymakers estimate annual inflation to drop below 7 percent as early as January 2017 so it reaches the target by late 2017. However, if inflation risks amplify, the Bank of Russia cannot rule out a tightening of its monetary policy.
Monday January 25 2016
Russia Unemployment Rate Steady at 5.8%  
Russian jobless rate was recorded at 5.80 percent in December of 2015, the same as in the previous month and remaining the highest since April of 2015. The number of unemployed people decreased marginally while economically active edged up slightly.
Friday January 15 2016
Russian Trade Surplus Narrows 33.3% in November  
Russia posted a USD 9.1 billion trade surplus in November of 2015, down from a USD 13.7 billion surplus a year earlier, as exports shrank 30.5 percent and imports 28.9 percent. It is the lowest trade surplus since August.
Tuesday January 12 2016
Russia Inflation Rate at 1-Year Low  
Consumer prices in Russia increased by 12.9 percent year-on-year in December of 2015, following a 15.0 percent growth in the previous month and below market expectations. It was the lowest reading since December of 2014.
Thursday December 17 2015
Russia Unemployment Rate at 7-Month High  
Russian jobless rate unexpectedly increased to 5.8 percent in November from 5.5 percent in October and above market expectations of 5.6 percent. It is the highest rate since April, as the number of unemployed people edged up while economically active declined.
Monday December 14 2015
Russian Trade Surplus Drops 32% in October  
Russia posted a USD 10 billion trade surplus in October of 2015, down from a USD 14.7 billion surplus a year earlier, as exports shrank 34 percent.
Friday December 11 2015
Russia Keeps Key Rate at 11%  
The Bank of Russia left its benchmark one-week repo rate unchanged at 11 percent on December 11th, 2015, recognizing growing inflation risks while the risks of economic cooling remained. However, policymakers signaled rate cuts in the next meetings, if inflation slows down in line with forecasts and on condition inflation risks recede.
Thursday December 10 2015
Russia Stays In Recession in Q3  
The Russian economy shrank for the fifth consecutive period by 0.57 percent on quarter in the three months to September of 2015, following an upwardly revised 1.3 percent drop in the previous period.
Thursday December 10 2015
Russian GDP Contraction Confirmed at 4.1% in Q3  
Russian economy shrank 4.1 percent year-on-year in the third quarter of 2015, in line with the preliminary estimates, following a 4.3 percent drop in the previous period, final figures showed.
Friday December 04 2015
Russian Inflation Rate at 10-Month Low  
Consumer prices in Russia increased by 15.0 percent year-on-year in November of 2015, following a 15.6 percent growth in the previous month, as cost of food, housing and transportation rose at a slower pace while clothing and footwear prices went up.
Thursday November 26 2015
Is Russian Economy Recovering?  
The fall in commodity prices and Western sanctions have been hurting Russian economy in the last year. And although the official government forecasts are pointing to the end of recession in 2016 and slowdown in inflation, there is a possibility that ongoing military operation in Syria and escalating conflict with Turkey may push the recovery further ahead.
Wednesday November 18 2015
Russia Unemployment Rate at 5-Month High  
Russian jobless rate unexpectedly increased to 5.5 percent in October from 5.2 percent in September and above market expectations of 5.4 percent. It is the highest rate since May as the number of unemployed people edged up while employed and economically active declined.
Thursday November 12 2015
Russian GDP Falls Less Than Expected in Q3  
The Russian economy shrank 4.1 percent year-on-year in the three months to September of 2015, preliminary estimates from the Federal Statistics Service showed. The economy contracted for the third straight quarter, marking the first recession since the financial crisis in 2009.
Thursday November 12 2015
Russia Trade Surplus Narrows in September  
Russia posted a USD 9.6 billion trade surplus in September of 2015, down from a USD 12.1 billion surplus a year earlier, as imports fell more than exports.
Thursday November 05 2015
Inflation in Russia Eases to 15.6% in October  
Consumer prices in Russia increased by 15.6 percent year-on-year in October of 2015, down from a 15.7 percent growth in the previous month, as cost of food, transportation and housing rose at a slower pace while clothing and footwear prices went up.
Friday October 30 2015
Russia Holds Key Rate at 11%  
The Bank of Russia left its benchmark one-week repo rate steady at 11 percent in October of 2015, saying the balance between inflation risks and weak growth remains unchanged. Yet, policymakers signaled they would lower rates in the next meetings if the inflation rate keeps slowing.
Monday October 19 2015
Russia Unemployment Rate at 10-Month Low  
Russian jobless rate decreased to 5.2 percent in September from 5.3 percent in August and below market expectations. It is the lowest rate since November of 2014 as the number of unemployed and economically active people decreased.
Monday October 12 2015
Russia Trade Surplus Lowest in 5 Years  
Russia posted a USD 8.7 billion trade surplus in August of 2015, down from a USD 16.2 billion surplus a year earlier, as exports fell more than imports. It is the lowest surplus since August of 2010.
Monday October 05 2015
Russian Inflation Rate Edges Down in September  
Consumer prices in Russia increased by 15.7 percent year-on-year in September of 2015, slightly down from a 15.8 percent growth in the previous month, as cost of food, transportation and housing rose at a slower pace.
Thursday September 17 2015
Russia Unemployment Rate at 5.3%  
The jobless rate in Russia was recorded at 5.3 percent in August of 2015, the same as in July, remaining one of the lowest in Europe.
Saturday September 12 2015
Russia Trade Surplus At Nearly 5-Year Low  
Russia posted a USD 10.7 billion trade surplus in July of 2015, down from a USD 17 billion surplus a year earlier. It is the lowest value since November of 2010.
Friday September 11 2015
Russia Leaves Monetary Policy Unchanged  
The Bank of Russia left its benchmark one-week repo rate on hold at 11 percent in September, following a 50bps cut in July, saying the ruble depreciation is having an upward impact on prices.
Tuesday September 08 2015
Russia Falls Deep into Recession  
The Russian economy shrank 2 percent on quarter in the three months to June of 2015, the worst performance since the 2009 crisis.
Tuesday September 29 2015
Russian GDP Contraction Confirmed at 4.6% in Q2  
Russian GDP shrank 4.6 percent year-on-year in the second quarter of 2015, in line with the preliminary estimates. It is the worst figure since the third quarter of 2009.
Friday September 04 2015
Russia Inflation Rate Rises to 15.8% in August  
Annual inflation rate in Russia increased to 15.8 percent in August of 2015 from 15.6 percent in the previous month. The number came above market expectation as prices of fruits and vegetables increased.
Wednesday August 19 2015
Russia Unemployment Rate Down to 5.3% in July  
Russian jobless rate decreased for the forth consecutive month to 5.3 percent in July from 5.4 percent in June. It is the lowest value since December of 2014 and below market expectations.
Tuesday August 11 2015
Russia Trade Surplus Narrows in June  
Russia posted a USD 13.78 billion trade surplus in June of 2015, down from a USD 13.95 billion surplus a year earlier.
Monday August 10 2015
Russian Economy Contracts 4.6% in Q2  
Russian GDP shrank 4.6 percent year-on-year in the second quarter of 2015 compared to a 2.2 percent decline in the previous three months, according to the preliminary estimate released by Rosstat. It is the largest contraction in six years, marking the first recession since the financial crisis in 2009.
Tuesday August 04 2015
Russia Inflation Rate Rises to 15.6% in July  
Annual inflation rate in Russia accelerated to 15.6 percent in July of 2015 from 15.3 percent in the previous month. The value was below market expectation but still broke the downward trend.
Friday July 31 2015
Russia Cuts Key Rate to 11%  
The Bank of Russia lowered its benchmark one-week repo rate by 50 bps to 11 percent on July 31st. It is the fifth straight cut aimed at boosting growth and despite a slight increase in the inflation risks.
Friday July 17 2015
Russia Unemployment Rate Down to 5.4% in June  
Russian jobless rate decreased for the third consecutive month to 5.4 percent in June from 5.6 percent in May. It is the lowest value since December of 2014 and below market expectations.
Friday July 10 2015
Russia Trade Surplus Narrows in May  
Russia posted a USD 15.31 billion trade surplus in May of 2015, down from a USD 17.93 billion surplus a year earlier.
Monday July 06 2015
Russia Inflation Rate Slows in June  
Annual inflation rate in Russia went down to 15.3 percent in June of 2015 from 15.8 percent in the previous month as rise in cost of food and housing eased.
Thursday June 18 2015
Russia Unemployment Rate Falls Again in May  
Russian jobless rate decreased for the second consecutive month to 5.6 percent in May from 5.8 percent in April.
Monday June 15 2015
Russian Economy Contracts 1.3% QoQ in Q1  
The Russian GDP shrank 1.29 percent on quarter in the first three months of 2015. The economy contracted for the third straight quarter, revised data from the statistical office showed.
Monday June 15 2015
Russian Economy Contracts More than Expected  
Russian GDP shrank 2.2 percent year-on-year in the first three months of 2015, worse than a 1.9 percent contraction previously reported. It is the first decline since the last quarter of 2009, final data from the statistical office showed.
Thursday June 11 2015
Russia Trade Surplus Narrows in April  
Russia posted a USD 15.04 billion trade surplus in April of 2015, down from a USD 19.99 billion surplus a year earlier.
Thursday June 04 2015
Russia Inflation Rate At 4-Month Low  
Annual inflation rate in Russia slowed to 15.8 percent in May of 2015 from 16.4 percent in the previous month as increase in cost of food and housing eased.
Friday May 22 2015
Russia Unemployment Rate Falls in April  
Russian jobless rate decreased for the first time in eight months to 5.8 percent in April from 5.9 percent in March.
Friday May 15 2015
Russian GDP Shrinks For The First Time in 6-Years  
The Russian economy contracted 1.9 percent year-on-year in the first three months of 2015, preliminary data from the statistical office showed. It is the first decline since the last quarter of 2009 prompted by a sharp drop in oil prices and sanctions imposed over the Ukraine crisis .
Tuesday May 12 2015
Russia Trade Surplus Narrows in March  
Russia posted a USD 14.98 billion trade surplus in March of 2015, down from a USD 19.62 billion surplus a year earlier.
Wednesday May 06 2015
Russia Inflation Rate Slows in April  
Russian annual inflation slowed for the first time in nine months to 16.4 percent in April from 16.9 percent in March. Figures came below market expectations due to lower cost of food and transport, after the ruble gained more than 10 percent against the USD during the month.
Thursday April 30 2015
Russia Lowers Key Rate to 12.5%  
The Bank of Russia cut its benchmark one-week repo rate by a bigger-than-expected 150bps to 12.5 percent in April. It is the third straight cut as inflationary pressures slowed while the economy is cooling.
Friday April 17 2015
Russia Unemployment Rate Edges Up in March  
Russian jobless rate increased for the seventh straight month to 5.9 percent in March from 5.8 percent in February.
Friday April 10 2015
Russia Trade Surplus Widens in February  
Russian trade surplus increased for the first time in four months year-on-year to USD 13.6 billion in February of 2015 from USD 12.5 billion a year earlier as the contraction in exports and imports slowed.
Thursday April 09 2015
Russian Economy Stalls for 2nd Straight Quarter  
The Russian GPD stagnated for the second consecutive quarter in the last three months of 2014 as a rebound in manufacturing was not enough to offset a drop in mining and construction.
Monday April 06 2015
Russia Inflation Rate Edges Up in March  
Russian consumer prices rose 16.9 percent year-on-year in March of 2015, following a 16.7 percent increase in February. Yet, monthly inflation slowed for the second straight month to its lowest since October last year.
Wednesday April 01 2015
Russia 2014 GDP Growth at 5-Year Low  
The Russian economy advanced 0.6 percent in 2014 down from 1.3 percent in 2013. It is the lowest growth rate since a 2009 recession.
Thursday March 19 2015
Russia Unemployment Rate at 2-Year High  
Russian jobless rate rose for the sixth straight month to 5.8 percent in February of 2015 from 5.5 percent in the previous month. It is the highest figure since February of 2013.
Friday March 13 2015
Russia Trade Surplus Narrows in January  
Russian trade surplus decreased to USD 15 billion in the first month of 2015 from a USD 18.7 billion surplus a year earlier as exports posted the biggest drop in more than five years.
Friday March 13 2015
Russia Cuts Key Rate to 14%  
Russian central bank lowered its benchmark one-week repo rate by 100 bps to 14 percent on March 13th, as "balance of risks is still shifted towards a more significant cooling of the economy". It is the second straight rate cut.
Thursday March 05 2015
Russia Inflation Rate Up to 13-Year High  
Russian annual inflation rate increased further to 16.7 percent in February of 2015 from 15 percent in the previous month, due to higher food cost. It is the highest figure since March of 2002 when it was recorded at 16.8 percent.
Wednesday February 18 2015
Russia Unemployment Rate Rises in January  
Russian jobless rate increased to 5.5 percent in January of 2015 from 5.3 percent in the previous period. The unemployment rate rose for the fifth straight month, reaching its highest since February when it was recorded at 5.6 percent.
Wednesday February 11 2015
Russia Trade Surplus at 3-Month Low  
Russian trade surplus shrank 24 percent to USD 12.93 billion in December of 2014 after declining 25 percent a month earlier.
Thursday February 05 2015
Russia Inflation Rate Up to 15%  
Russian annual inflation rate accelerated for the sixth consecutive month to 15 percent in January of 2015 from 11.4 percent in December. It is the highest rate in more than six years as a weak rouble has been pushing import prices up.
Friday January 30 2015
Russia Cuts Key Rate to 15%  
Central bank of Russia surprisingly cut its benchmark one-week repo rate by 200 bps to 15 percent in January, saying inflation is expected to fall in mid-2015 while the economy is cooling. The move was quite unexpected and follows a 650 bps increase in December.
Wednesday January 28 2015
Russia Unemployment Rate at 8-Month High  
Russian jobless rate increased for the fourth consecutive month to 5.3 percent in December of 2014 from 5.2 percent in the previous month, reaching the highest since April.
Friday January 16 2015
Russia Trade Surplus Shrinks in November  
Russian trade surplus narrowed 21.4 percent year-on-year to USD 13.4 billion in November of 2014, as exports declined the most in five years.
Monday January 12 2015
Russia Inflation Rate at 5-Year High  
Russian annual inflation rate increased to 11.4 percent in December of 2014 from 9.1 percent in the previous month, mainly driven by higher food cost. It is the highest rate since August of 2009.
Wednesday December 17 2014
Russia Unemployment Rate Edges Up to 5.2%  
Russian jobless rate increased to 5.2 percent in November of 2014 from 5.1 percent in the previous month, above market expectations.
Monday December 15 2014
Russia Raises Key Rate to 17%  
Central Bank of Russia hiked its benchmark interest rate by 650 basis points to 17 percent, effective December 16th. It was the biggest increase since 1998 default, aimed at limiting ruble depreciation and inflation risks.
Friday December 12 2014
Russian Economy Stalls in Q3  
The Russian GPD posted zero growth in the three months to September, following a revised 0.14 percent expansion in the previous period, as a rise in internal trade and real estate activities was not enough to offset a drop in manufacturing.
Friday December 12 2014
Russia Trade Surplus Widens in October  
Russian trade surplus increased 6.2 percent year-on-year to USD 13.6 billion in October of 2014 as imports keep falling at a faster pace than exports.
Thursday December 11 2014
Russia GDP Growth Confirmed at 0.7% in Q3  
The Russian economy advanced 0.7 percent year-on-year in the third quarter of 2014, matching preliminary estimates from the Federal Statistics Office. Growth was mainly driven by the manufacturing and transport sectors.
Thursday December 11 2014
Russia Raises Key Rate to 10.5%  
Russian central bank raised its benchmark one-week repo rate for the second straight meeting by 100 bps to 10.5 percent, aiming to fight inflation and support the ruble. Policymakers also cut growth forecasts sharply due to lower oil prices.
Thursday December 04 2014
Russia Inflation Rate Up to 9.1%  
Russian annual consumer prices rose to 9.1 percent in November of 2014 from 8.3 percent in October of 2014 as cost of food and services continue to increase. It is the highest rate since June of 2011.
Friday November 21 2014
Russia Unemployment Rate Up to 5.1%  
Russian jobless rate increased for the second consecutive month to 5.1 percent in October of 2014 from 4.9 percent in September, above market forecasts.
Thursday November 13 2014
Russia GDP Growth Beats Expectations  
The Russian economy advanced 0.7 percent year-on-year in the third quarter of 2014, down from a 0.8 percent expansion reported from April to June, according to the preliminary figures from the Federal Statistics Office. The number came well above market expectations and the central bank estimate of 0.2 percent.
Tuesday November 11 2014
Russia Trade Surplus Narrows 19%  
Russian trade surplus decreased to USD 12.95 billion in September of 2014 from a USD 16 billion surplus a year earlier, as exports declined to the lowest value in seven months.
Wednesday November 05 2014
Russia Inflation Rate Rises Further  
Russian annual inflation rate accelerated for the third straight month to 8.3 percent in October of 2014 from 8 percent in September. Yet, monthly inflation recorded the highest rate in five months.
Friday October 31 2014
Russia Raises Key Rate to 9.5%  
Russian central bank decided to increase the one-week repo rate by 150 bps to 9.5 percent on October 31st citing high inflation. Since the beginning of 2014, the benchmark interest rate rose four times by a total 400 bps.
Friday October 17 2014
Russia Unemployment Rate Edges Up in September  
Russian jobless rate increased to 4.9 percent in September of 2014 from 4.8 percent in the previous month. It is the first increase since November last year, matching market forecasts.
Friday October 10 2014
Russia Trade Surplus Widens in August  
Russian trade surplus increased slightly to USD 15.85 billion in August of 2014 from USD 14.17 billion a year earlier. Yet, imports recorded the highest annual loss since December of 2009.
Friday October 03 2014
Russia Inflation Rate Up to 3-Year High  
Russian consumer prices rose by an annual 8 percent in August of 2014 compared with a 7.6 percent increase in July. The inflation rate accelerated for the second straight month to its highest since August of 2011.
Monday September 29 2014
Russian Economy Advances 0.25% in Q2  
Russian GDP advanced 0.25 percent on quarter in the April to June period. Growth figures for the first three months of 2014 were revised to show the economy stalled instead of a previously reported 0.3 percent contraction.
Wednesday September 17 2014
Russia Unemployment Rate Down to 4.8% in August  
Russian jobless rate fell to 4.8 percent in August of 2014 from 4.9 percent in the previous three months.
Friday September 12 2014
Russia Leaves Monetary Policy Unchanged  
At its September 12th, 2014 meeting, Russian central bank decided to leave its benchmark one-week repo rate steady at 8 percent, as the current monetary policy stance is expected to bring inflation down to 4 percent in the medium run.
Thursday September 11 2014
Russian Trade Surplus at 3-Month High  
Russian trade surplus widened to USD 17.07 billion in July of 2014 from USD 13.45 billion a year earlier, driven by higher exports to countries outside the Commonwealth of Independent States.
Thursday September 04 2014
Russia Inflation Rate Edges Up to 7.6%  
Russian annual inflation rate accelerated slightly to 7.6 percent in August from 7.5 percent in July.
Tuesday August 19 2014
Russia Unemployment Rate Unchanged in July  
Russian jobless rate remained stable at 4.9 percent for the second straight month in July of 2014. It is the lowest rate in more than eleven years.
Monday August 11 2014
Russia Trade Surplus Deteriorates Sharply in June  
Russian trade surplus narrowed 24 percent to USD 13.97 billion in June of 2014 from USD 18.28 billion reported in previous month as exports decreased 8 percent and imports grew 3 percent.
Monday August 11 2014
Russia's GDP Growth Slows to 0.8% in Q2  
Russia’s economy expanded 0.8 percent year-on-year in the first three months of 2014, slightly below 0.9 percent increase in the previous quarter, preliminary data from the Federal Statistics Service showed.
Monday August 04 2014
Russia Inflation Rate Decelerates Slightly in July  
Russian annual consumer inflation declined to 7.5 percent in July of 2014 from 7.8 percent in the previous month, driven mostly by lower cost of electricity, gas and other fuels.
Friday July 25 2014
Russia Raises Key Rate to 8%  
Russian central bank hiked its benchmark one-week repo rate by 50 bps to 8 percent on July 25th, aiming to curb high inflation caused by geopolitical tensions. Policymakers also said that the interest rates could rise further if high inflation risks persist.
Thursday July 17 2014
Russia Unemployment Rate Stable at 4.9%  
In June of 2014, Russian jobless rate was recorded at 4.9 percent, unchanged from the previous month. A year earlier, unemployment was recorded at 5.4 percent.
Friday July 11 2014
Russia Trade Surplus Narrows in May  
Russian trade surplus narrowed 7.8 percent over the previous month to USD 18.28 billion in May of 2014, as exports fell for the first time in three months. Compared with the same month of 2013, the trade surplus widened 25 percent, due to a surge in exports to the Commonwealth of Independent States countries.
Friday July 04 2014
Russia Inflation Rate Rises Further in June  
Russian annual consumer prices accelerated for the fifth straight month in June to its highest since August of 2011. The inflation rate rose to 7.8 percent, following a 7.6 percent increase in the previous month, driven by higher food and utility cost.
Thursday July 03 2014
Russian GDP Contracts 0.3% QoQ in Q1  
The Russian economy shrank 0.3 percent quarter-on-quarter in the first three months of 2014, following a revised 0.3 percent expansion in the previous two quarters. It is the first contraction in five quarters, as production in nearly all main sectors of the economy decreased.
Friday June 20 2014
Russia Unemployment Rate Down to 11-Year Low  
Russian jobless rate fell to 4.9 percent in May of 2014, the lowest rate since January of 1993. Unemployment decreased for the third straight month from 5.3 percent in April. A year earlier, unemployment reached 5.2 percent of the workforce.
Monday June 16 2014
Russia Leaves Monetary Policy Unchanged  
At its June 16th, 2014 meeting, Central Bank of Russia left its benchmark one-week repo rate on hold at 7.5 percent, following a 50 bps increase last meeting. Policymakers cited concerns over high inflation and hinted future rate hikes in case existing inflation risks materialize.
Wednesday June 11 2014
Russia Trade Surplus at 2-Year High  
Russian trade surplus increased to USD 19.8 billion in April of 2014 from USD 19.7 billion in the previous month and USD 14.2 billion a year earlier. It is the highest surplus since February of 2012 as exports grew at its fastest annual pace in twenty five months.
Wednesday June 04 2014
Russia Inflation Rate Rises To Nearly 3-Year High  
Russian annual consumer inflation accelerated for the fourth straight month to 7.6 percent in May of 2014 from 7.3 percent in the previous month, driven by higher food prices.
Thursday May 22 2014
Russia Unemployment Falls to 5.3%  
Russian jobless rate dropped for the second consecutive month to 5.3 percent in April of 2014 from 5.4 percent in March.
Thursday May 15 2014
Russian Economy Advances 0.9% in Q1  
Russia’s GDP expanded 0.9 percent year-on-year in the first three months of 2014, down from a 2 percent increase in the previous quarter. It is the lowest growth rate in five quarters, hurt by a fall in investment.
Monday May 12 2014
Russia Trade Surplus Widens In March  
Russian March foreign trade surplus increased to USD 19.71 billion from USD 12.43 billion in February, boosted by a surge in exports. A year earlier, the country posted a USD 15.66 billion surplus.
Tuesday May 06 2014
Russia Inflation Rate Accelerates in April  
Russian consumer prices increased 7.3 percent in April from 6.9 percent in March, driven by higher food, electricity and gas prices.
Friday April 25 2014
Bank of Russia Raises Key Lending Rate to 7.5%  
Central bank of Russia unexpectedly raised its one-week minimum auction repo rate by 50 basis points to 7.5 percent citing greater than expected impact of rouble devaluation on inflation.
Thursday April 17 2014
Russia Unemployment Drops in March  
Russian jobless rate fell for the first time in four months to 5.4 percent, after remaining stable at 5.6 percent in the previous two months.
Wednesday April 16 2014
Russia GDP Growth Slows Sharply in Q1  
Russian economy advanced an annual 0.8 percent in the first quarter of 2014, well below the 2 percent expansion recorded in the previous three-month period, Russia's Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev said addressing the parliament.
Friday April 11 2014
Russia Trade Surplus Narrows Sharply in February  
Russian trade surplus decreased 34 percent in February of 2014 over the previous month to USD 12.43 billion, mainly due to a sharp fall in exports to countries outside the Commonwealth of Independent States. Compared with the same month last year, the surplus narrowed 18.5 percent.
Monday April 07 2014
Russian Economy Accelerates in Q4  
In the fourth quarter of 2013, Russian GDP advanced a seasonally adjusted 0.9 percent over the previous quarter. Considering full 2013, the economy expanded 1.3 percent.
Friday April 04 2014
Russia Inflation Rate Up to 9-Month High  
In March of 2014, Russian annual inflation rate rose for the second straight month to 6.9 percent, up from 6.2 percent in February, driven by higher cost of milk, fruit, electricity and gas.
Tuesday April 01 2014
Russian GDP Growth Beats Expectations in Q4  
The Russian economy advanced at a faster than expected 2 percent year-on-year in the last three months of 2013, up from a revised 1.3 percent expansion in the previous period. GDP growth in 2013 as a whole was 1.3 percent.
Thursday March 20 2014
Russia Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 5.6%  
In February of 2014, Russian jobless rate remained steady at 5.6 percent, the same rate recorded in the previous two months.
Friday March 14 2014
Russia Trade Surplus Up to 2-Year High  
In the first month of 2014, Russian trade surplus widened to USD 18.86 billion, up from USD 15.8 billion a month earlier and USD 17.21 billion in the same month last year, as imports dropped to the lowest value in three years.
Friday March 14 2014
Russia Leaves Rate on Hold at 7%  
At its March 14th, 2014 meeting, Bank of Russia decided to leave the benchmark interest rate unchanged at 7 percent, as inflation risks that brought about an increase in the key rate on March 3rd still apply. The central bank said it does not intend to lower the key rate in the coming months, as its priority is to contain the effect of exchange rate dynamics on consumer prices.
Tuesday March 04 2014
Russia Inflation Rate Edges Up Slightly in February  
Russian annual inflation rate rose slightly to 6.2 percent in February of 2014, from 6.1 percent in the previous month, boosted by higher food and electricity cost.
Monday March 03 2014
Bank of Russia Raises Rates  
Central Bank of Russia decided on March 3rd to temporarily raise interest rates by 1.5 percentage points due to an increased risk to financial stability and inflation.
Wednesday February 19 2014
Russian Unemployment Rate Stable in January  
In January of 2014, Russian jobless rate remained steady at 5.6 percent, after rising by 0.2 percent in December.
Friday February 14 2014
Bank of Russia Leaves Rates on Hold  
At its February 14th, 2014 meeting, the Bank of Russia Board of Directors decided to maintain the benchmark key rate at 5.5 percent, as the inflation is expected to be close to the target level by the end of 2014 amid slow economic growth. But the central bank also noticed that it would raise rates if the weakening rouble causes inflation to rise above mid-term targets.
Tuesday February 11 2014
Russia Trade Surplus Narrows in December  
In December of 2013, Russian trade surplus decreased to USD 15.79 billion, as imports surged to a new record high. In November, the surplus had widened to a 10-month high.
Wednesday February 05 2014
Russia Inflation Rate Slows in January  
In January of 2014, Russian inflation rate slowed to an annual 6.1 percent, after remaining steady at 6.5 percent in the previous two months, mainly due to lower food prices.
Monday January 27 2014
Russia Unemployment Rises to 8-Month High in December  
In December of 2013, Russian jobless rate increased to 5.6 percent from 5.4 percent in November. A year ago, unemployment was recorded at 5.3 percent.
Friday January 17 2014
Russia Trade Surplus Widens in November  
In November of 2013, Russian trade surplus increased 12.8 percent yoy to USD 16.5 million, as exports surged after a fall in October.
Tuesday December 31 2013
Russian Inflation Stable At 6.5% in December  
In December, Russia’s annual CPI edged up to 6.5 percent, unchanged from November. On a monthly basis, prices rose 0.5 percent, down from 0.6 percent in the previous month.
Tuesday December 31 2013
Russian GDP Confirmed Up by 1.2% In Q3  
In the third quarter of 2013, Russia's economy expanded by 1.2 percent over the same quarter of the previous year, in line with the preliminary release and the same growth rate as in the previous three-month period.
Wednesday December 18 2013
Russia Unemployment Rate Slightly Falls in November  
In November of 2013, Russian jobless rate decreased for the first time in four months to 5.4 percent, from 5.5 percent in October. The number of unemployed people remained unchanged at 4.1 million.
Friday December 13 2013
Russia Monetary Policy Unchanged in December  
Russian Central Bank decided on December 13th to keep its key interest rate on hold at 5.5 percent as growth remains low and inflation expectations are pressured by food price increase.
Thursday December 12 2013
Russia Trade Surplus Narrows to 14-Month Low  
In October of 2013, Russian trade surplus decreased to USD 13.19 billion, the lowest value since August last year. Russian exports have been hurt by lower demand and a fall in commodities’ prices.
Thursday December 05 2013
Russian Inflation Rate Accelerates in November  
In November of 2013, Russia’s annual CPI edged up to 6.5 percent, from 6.3 percent in October. On a monthly basis, prices rose 0.6 percent, the same rate recorded in the previous period.
Wednesday November 20 2013
Russia’s Unemployment Rate Up to 5.5% in October  
In October, Russian unemployment rate was reported at 5.5 percent, up from 5.3 percent in the previous month. The number of unemployed people increased to 4.1 million, from 3.99 million in September.
Tuesday December 10 2013
Russian Economy Expands 1.2% YoY in Q3  
In the third quarter of 2013, Russia's GDP increased 1.2 percent on an annual basis, the same growth rate as in the previous three-month period.
Monday November 11 2013
Russia Trade Surplus Slightly Narrows in September  
In September of 2013, Russia’s trade surplus decreased to 15.7 billion USD, slightly down from 15.74 billion USD a year earlier. Both exports and imports were up, but purchases grew at a faster pace.
Friday November 08 2013
Bank of Russia Keeps Rates Unchanged  
In its November 8th meeting, Bank of Russia decided to leave the one-week auction repo rate at 5.5 percent. The decision was based on inflation risks and sluggish economic growth. The overnight rate remained unchanged at 6.5 percent.
Wednesday November 06 2013
Russia's Inflation Rate Up to 6.3% in October  
In October, Russian annual inflation rate accelerated to 6.3 percent, from 6.1 percent in September, mainly due to a rise in food cost.
Thursday October 17 2013
Russian Unemployment Rate Up to 5.3% in September  
In September of 2013, Russian jobless rate went up to 5.3 percent, from 5.2 percent in August. The number of unemployed people increased to 3.99 million persons, from 3.96 million in the previous month.
Monday October 14 2013
Bank of Russia Leaves Rates on Hold  
Bank of Russia decided on October 14th to maintain the one-week auction repo rate, its key rate introduced last month at 5.5 percent. Decelerating inflation rate and slower economic growth influenced the decision. The overnight rate remained unchanged at 6.5 percent.
Friday October 11 2013
Russia Trade Surplus Widens in August  
In August of 2013, Russian trade surplus increased to 13.8 billion USD, from 11.3 billion a year earlier. The improvement is due to falling imports (-5.3 percent, year-on-year) while exports grew by 2.3 percent.
Friday October 04 2013
Russia Inflation Decelerates to 6.1% in September  
In September of 2013, Russian annual inflation decelerated to 6.1 percent, the lowest rate in 13 months, mainly due to a sharp drop in housing cost. From August to July, prices went up by 0.2 percent, after rising 0.1 percent in the previous month.
Tuesday October 01 2013
Russian Economy Continues To Contract in Q2  
In the second quarter of 2013, Russian GDP shrank by a seasonally adjusted 0.26 percent over the previous quarter, after contracting by 0.25 percent in the first three months of 2013. The rebound in mining was not enough to offset the drop in manufacturing.
Wednesday September 18 2013
Russian Unemployment Rate Falls to 5.2% in August  
In August of 2013, Russian jobless rate fell for the third consecutive month to 5.2 percent, from 5.3 percent in July. The number of unemployed people decreased to 3.96 million from 4.01 million in the previous month.
Friday September 20 2013
Bank of Russia Keeps Key Rates on Hold; Cuts Overnight Rate  
Bank of Russia decided on September 13th to leave the benchmark interest rate unchanged at 8.25 percent for the twelfth consecutive month, citing risks to low economic growth. It also decided to cut the overnight rate to 6.5 percent from 8.25 percent.
Wednesday September 11 2013
Russian Trade Surplus Widens in July Over a Year Earlier  
In July of 2013, Russian trade surplus increased to 13.3 billion USD, from 11.5 billion USD a year earlier. Exports increased for the second month in a row by 5.5 percent year-on-year, boosted by shipments to the non-CIS countries.
Wednesday September 04 2013
Russian Inflation Rate Steady at 6.5% in August  
In August of 2013, Russian annual inflation remained stable at 6.5 percent. From July to August, prices eased to 0.1 percent, from 0.8 percent recorded in the previous period, mainly due to a drop in food prices.
Tuesday August 20 2013
Russian Unemployment Down to 5.3% in July  
In July, Russia's unemployment was down to 5.3 percent from 5.4 percent both in the previous month and in July of 2012. The number of unemployed decreased to 4.01 million people from 4.09 million in the previous month.
Friday August 09 2013
Russia's Economic Growth Slows Down in Q2  
In the second quarter of 2013, Russia's gross domestic product expanded 1.2 percent compared with the same period of the previous year, down from 1.6 percent registered in Q1.
Friday August 09 2013
Russian Trade Surplus Narrows in June  
In June, Russia's trade surplus fell to $13.7 billion from $15 billion in the previous month and $13.9 billion in June of 2012. This is due to a higher increase in imports than that of shipments.
Friday August 09 2013
Bank of Russia Keeps Monetary Policy Unchanged in August  
In its August 9th meeting, the Bank of Russia left its benchmark interest rate unchanged at 8.25 percent for a eleventh month in a row. The committee warned of risks to economic growth and predicted that inflation would return to its target range during the second half of the year.
Monday August 05 2013
Russian Inflation Rate Down to 6.5% in July  
In July of 2013, Russian annual inflation rate slowed for the second month in a row to 6.5 percent, from 6.9 percent in June, as food prices eased. From June to July, prices accelerated to 0.8 percent, from 0.4 percent recorded in the previous month.
Wednesday July 17 2013
Russian Unemployment Rate Up to 5.4% in June  
In June, Russia's unemployment was up to 5.4 percent from 5.2 percent in May but was unchanged when compared with June of 2012. The number of unemployed increased to 4.10 million people from 3.90 million in the previous month.
Friday July 12 2013
Bank of Russia Leaves Key Policy Rates Unchanged in July  
In its July meeting, the Bank of Russia left its benchmark interest rate unchanged at 8.25 percent for a eleventh month. The Bank also introduced auctions for loans secured against non-market assets and guarantees. The decision was supported by the assessment of inflation risks and low economic growth prospects.
Thursday July 04 2013
Russian Inflation Rate Down to 6-Month Low in June  
In June of 2013, Russian annual inflation rate eased to 6.9 percent from 7.4 percent in May due to lower food prices. On the month-over-month basis, inflation rate went up by 0.4 percent, down from 0.7 percent in the previous month.
Thursday July 11 2013
Russian Trade Surplus Narrows in May  
Russia's trade surplus fell 13.3 percent year-on-year to $15 billion in May but was up from $14.23 billion in the previous month. Both exports and imports were down compared to May of 2012.
Monday July 01 2013
Russian Economy Contracts 0.1% QoQ in Q1  
In Q1 of 2013, seasonally adjusted Russian GDP fell 0.1 percent quarter-on-quarter, down from an expansion of 0.6 percent in Q4 of 2012. This contraction reflects a sharp drop in investment and a deterioration in external trade.
Monday June 24 2013
Russia Unemployment Rate Down to 5.2% in May  
In May, Russia unemployment rate was recorded at 5.2 percent, down 0.4 percentage points from 5.6 percent reported in April, and 0.2 percentage points from 5.4 percent in May 2012. In the same period, the number of unemployed decreased to 3.90 million from 4.18 million in April and from 3.99 million in May of 2012.
Monday June 17 2013
Russia GDP Growth Confirmed at 1.6% YoY in Q1  
Russian economy grew by 1.6 percent yoy in the first quarter of 2013, the lowest expansion since the fourth quarter of 2009, the Federal Statistics Office confirmed on June 17th. The slowdown was mostly caused by a decline in the mining sector, while services recorded a solid growth.
Monday June 10 2013
Russia's Trade Surplus Narrows in April  
Russia's trade surplus fell to $14.2 billion in April from $16.1 billion the previous month as exports declined slightly and imports increased.
Monday June 10 2013
Russia Keeps Key Policy Rates Unchanged in June  
The Bank of Russia left its main interest rates unchanged for a tenth month and eased the cost of some term lending to banks to bolster liquidity in the interbank system.
Tuesday June 04 2013
Russia’s Annual Inflation Rate Accelerates to 7.4% in May  
Russia´s consumer prices quickened to 7.4 percent in May from 7.2 percent registered in the previous month, the fastest pace since August of 2011. The increase was driven mostly by rises in the cost of services and food. On the month-over-month basis, inflation rate went up by 0.7 percent after rising 0.5 percent in the previous period.
Monday August 19 2013
Russian Economy May Slow Further in 2013  
Russia's economic growth has been anemic since the first quarter of 2012. Dependence on oil exports, weak environment for investments, aging population and corruption are making the economy unlikely to gain momentum any time soon.
Friday May 24 2013
Russia Unemployment Rate Down To 5.6% In April  
In April, Russia unemployment rate was recorded at 5.6 percent, down 0.1 percentage points from 5.7 percent reported in March. In the same period, the number of unemployed decreased to 4.18 million from 4.25 million in March of 2013 and from 4.20 million in April of 2012.
Tuesday May 21 2013
Russia Economy Expands 1.6% YoY in Q1  
In the first quarter of 2013, Russia´s GDP grew 1.6 percent yoy, the smallest expansion since the fourth quarter of 2009, hurt by lower demand for commodity exports and drop in investment.
Monday May 20 2013
Bank Of Russia Maintains Benchmark Interest Rate Unchanged  
On May 15th, the Board of Directors of the Bank of Russia decided to maintain unchanged the refinancing rate and the interest rates on the Bank of Russia main liquidity provision and absorption operations and to reduce effective from 16 May 2013 the interest rates on certain longer-term operations by 0.25 percentage points.
Tuesday May 07 2013
Russia Inflation Rate Up to 7.2% In April  
Russia's annual inflation rate went up to 7.2 percent in April from 7.0 percent recorded in the previous month. The consumer price index rose by 0.5 percent month-on-month in April after rising 0.3 percent in the previous period, according to a release from the Federal Statistics Service.
Wednesday April 17 2013
Russia Unemployment Rate Down to 5.7% in March  
Russia unemployment rate was reported at 5.7 percent of the economically active population according to a report by the Rosstat. The unemployment rate decreased 0.1 percentage points in March of 2013 from 5.8 percent in February and decreased 0.8 percentage points from 6.5 percent a year earlier.
Wednesday April 10 2013
Russia Trade Surplus Narrows in February  
In February of 2013, the Russian trade surplus fell to $13.74 billion from $17.74 billion in January of 2012 according to a release from the Central Bank of Russia.
Thursday April 04 2013
Russia Inflation Rate Down to 7.0% in March  
Russia's Annual inflation slowed to 7.0 percent in March from 7.3 percent in the previous month. The consumer price index rose by 0.3 percent month-on-month in March after rising 0.6 percent in the previous period, according to a release from the Federal Statistics Service.
Tuesday April 02 2013
Russia Economic Growth Slows Down in Q4  
Russia's gross domestic product expanded 1.8 percent on the quarter, down from 2.7 percent for the same period of 2011. Year-on-year, GDP rose 2.1 percent, slowing from an upwardly revised 3 percent in the third quarter, according to the Federal Statistics Service.
Tuesday April 02 2013
Bank of Russia Keeps Benchmark Rate Unchanged, Long-Term Rates Cut  
The Board of Directors of the Bank of Russia decided to maintain unchanged the refinancing rate and the interest rates on the Bank of Russia main liquidity provision and absorption operations and to reduce the interest rates on certain longer-term refinancing operations by 0.25 percentage points.
Wednesday March 20 2013
Russia Unemployment Rate Down to 5.8 Percent in February  
Russia unemployment rate was reported at 5.8 percent of the economically active population according to a report by the Rosstat. Russia's unemployment rate decreased 0.2 percentage points in February of 2013 from 6.0 in January of 2013 and decreased 0.7 percentage points from 6.5 percent in February of 2012.
Friday March 15 2013
Russia Central Bank Leaves All Policy Rates Unchanged  
According to the Bank of Russia External and Public Relations Department, the Board of Directors of the Bank of Russia decided to maintain the refinancing rate and the interest rates on the Bank of Russia operations unchanged in March of 2013. The decision was supported by the assessment of inflation risks and economic growth prospects.
Friday May 24 2013
Russia's Economy Showing Signs of Slowdown  
Recent updates for Russia indicate the economy is cooling down. In the first quarter of 2013, the GDP grew 1.6 percent yoy, the smallest expansion since the fourth quarter of 2009, hurt by lower demand for commodity exports and drop in investment.
Tuesday March 05 2013
Russia Trade Surplus Widens in January  
In January of 2013, the Russian trade surplus rose to $18.69 billion from $17.13 billion in December of 2012 according to a release from the Central Bank of Russia.
Tuesday March 05 2013
Russia Inflation Rate Rises to 7.3 Percent in February  
Russian inflation rate rose to 7.3 percent year-on-year in February of 2013, up from 7.1 percent in January of 2013. In monthly terms, prices rose 0.6 percent according to a release from the National Statistics Institute.
Tuesday February 19 2013
Russia Unemployment Rate Up to 6.0 Percent in January  
Russia unemployment rate was reported at 6.0 percent of the economically active population according to a report by the Rosstat.
Tuesday February 12 2013
Russia Interest Rate Unchanged in February  
According to the Bank of Russia External and Public Relations Department, the Board of Directors of the Bank of Russia decided to maintain the refinancing rate and the interest rates on the Bank of Russia operations unchanged in February of 2013
Tuesday February 12 2013
Russia Trade Surplus Widens in December  
Russia December of 2012 trade surplus rose to $17.1 billion from $15.36 billion in November according to a release from the Central Bank of Russia.
Tuesday February 05 2013
Russia Inflation Rate Up to 7.1 Percent in January  
Russian inflation rate rose to 7.1 percent year-on-year in January of 2013, up from 6.6 percent in December of 2012. In monthly terms, prices rose 1 percent, according to a release from the National Statistics Institute.
Friday January 25 2013
Russia Unemployment Rate Down to 5.3% in December  
Russia unemployment rate was reported at 5.3% of the economically active population according to a report by the Rosstat.
Tuesday January 15 2013
Russia Interest Rate Unchanged in January  
The Bank of Russia External and Public Relations Department informs that on 15 January 2013 the Board of Directors of the Bank of Russia Decided to Maintain the refinancing rate and the Interest rates on the Bank of Russia Operations unchanged.
Monday January 14 2013
Russia Inflation Rate at 6.6 Percent in December  
Russian inflation rate rose to 6.6 percent year-on-year in December, up from 6.5 percent in November. In monthly terms, prices rose 0.5 percent.
Wednesday December 19 2012
Russia Unemployment Rate Up to 5.4% in November  
Russia unemployment rate was reported at 5.4% of the economically active population according to a report by the Rosstat
Thursday December 13 2012
Russia Trade Surplus Narrows in October  
According to the numbers published by the Central Bank of Russia, the trade balance (set at $14.5 billion) decreased by 15.4% when compared with September and by 12.5% when compared with October 2011.
Tuesday December 11 2012
Russa's GDP Growth Slows Down in Q3  
Russia's gross domestic product growth slowed to 2.9% on year compared with a 5% growth seen in the same period a year ago. Quarter-on-quarter, GDP grew 0.6 in the three months from July to end-September, down from 1.8% for the same period of 2011.
Tuesday December 11 2012
Russia Inflation Rate at 6.5% in November  
Russia's consumer prices rose 6.5 percent year-on-year in November, unchanged from October. In monthly terms, prices rose 0.3 percent.
Tuesday December 11 2012
Russia's Central Bank Narrows Interest Rate Corridor  
On 10 December 2012, the Board of Directors of the Bank of Russia raised the interest rates on the fixed-term deposit operations by 0.25 percentage points, reduce the interest rate on the rouble leg of the Bank of Russia FX swap transactions by 0.25 percentage points and maintain the refinancing rate and the interest rates on the other Bank of Russia operations unchanged.
Tuesday December 11 2012
Russia Unemployment Rate up to 5.3% in October  
Russia's unemployment rate increased slightly in October from a record-low of 5.2 percent recorded in September of 2012.
Thursday November 17 2011
Russian GDP Up 4.8% in Q3  
Russia's GDP grew 4.8 percent in the third quarter this year, the state statistics agency Rosstat said on November 14th.
Monday May 16 2011
Russian Economic Growth Slows  
Russia's gross domestic product (GDP) has grown 4.1 percent year-on-year in the first quarter of 2011, the Federal Statistics Service (Rosstat) said on May 16.
Saturday November 13 2010
Russia Q3 GDP Growth Pace Lags Other Emerging Economies  
Russia's gross domestic product (GDP) growth slowed to 2.7% in the third quarter, setting the country further apart from other major emerging economies.
Saturday May 15 2010
Russia's Economy Remains Vulnerable  
Highly dependent on oil prices, Russia was extremely vulnerable during the recent global economic downturn.  In fact, the Russian Federation went through its worst recession in 15 years, shrinking almost 8% in 2009. Yet, the recent surge in energy price, various stimulus programs and low interest rates made Russia grew 2.9% in the first quarter of 2010. But will Russia be able to sustain this expansion in the long run?
Monday February 01 2010
Russia Suffered Record Contraction in 2009  
Russia’s economy shrank the most on record in 2009 after the price of oil slumped 77 percent from peak to trough and left businesses to start the year trying to adjust to smaller profits as banks cut off credit.
Thursday November 12 2009
Russian Economic Decline Eased Last Quarter  
Russia’s economic decline eased last quarter from a record slump in the previous three months as oil, gas and metals prices rebounded and stimulus measures helped offset the impact of the global recession.
Tuesday October 20 2009
Russian Economy Exited Recession in Q3  
Russia emerged from recession last quarter, after the world’s largest energy exporter benefited from a resurgence in commodity demand that helped lift industrial output.
Tuesday August 11 2009
Russia GDP Shrank 10.9% in Q2  
Russia’s economy contracted the most on record last quarter as rising unemployment sapped consumer demand, bank lending stalled and the government failed to approve a stimulus package until just two months ago.
Wednesday June 17 2009
Russian Government Is Not Without blame for the Recession  
The Russian economy contracted by 9.8% yoy in the first three months of 2009, after a 1.2% GDP yoy growth in the last quarter of 2008. And although in May the pace of decline seemed to be slowing down, at Trading Economics we don’t expect Russia’s GDP to be back into positive territory any time soon.
Thursday June 11 2009
Russian GDP Shrank 9.8% in Q1  
Russia’s economy contracted the most in 15 years in the first quarter after industrial production plunged and the government’s 3 trillion rubles ($97 billion) in stimulus spending failed to boost companies and banks.
Monday May 18 2009
Russian Government Is Not Without blame for the Recession  
The Russian economy contracted by 9.5% yoy in the first three months of 2009, after a 1.2% GDP yoy growth in the last quarter of 2008. What is behind this unprecedented drop? Could Russia have been better prepared for the downturn?
Friday May 15 2009
Russian Economy Contracted 23% in First Quarter  
Russia’s economic output plummeted 23 percent in the first quarter from the previous three months as industrial production plunged and the government’s 3 trillion- ruble ($93.5 billion) stimulus package failed to boost lending.
Wednesday February 11 2009
Russian Government Policy May Not be Right  
The global financial crisis has triggered a sudden drop in commodity prices and the once "untouched" Russian economy is now in the brink of a severe recession. Could Russia have been better prepared for the downturn? If yes, what measures could have been taken to soften the economic deterioration?
Saturday November 29 2008
Is Russia on the Brink of Collapse?  
Not a long time ago, with flowing foreign investments and rising oil prices, Russia’s economic growth outlook was startling. Yet, it didn't last that long. The global economic crisis which leads to a sharp drop in commodity prices is now endangering Russia’s ambition to become an economic power.
Tuesday November 04 2008
Crude Oil Rebounds  
Crude oil rose, recovering earlier losses, as global stock indexes advanced on better-than-expected company results.
Monday October 06 2008
Russian Inflation Rate Unchanged at 15% in September  
Russia's inflation rate was unchanged at 15 percent in September as vegetable and fuel prices decreased and meat prices rose, the Federal Statistics Service said.
Wednesday September 17 2008
Ruble Gains on Bank Loan  
Russia's ruble gained for a second day against the dollar-euro basket after the Finance Ministry said it will offer banks a loan to boost liquidity and on speculation the central bank was selling reserves to prop up the currency amid falls on the equity market.
Wednesday September 17 2008
Russian Emergency Funding Fails to Halt Stock Rout  
Russia poured $44 billion into its three biggest banks and halted stock trading for a second day in a bid to halt the biggest financial crisis since its devaluation and debt default a decade ago.
Tuesday September 16 2008
Russia's Micex Index Falls Most Ever  
Russia's Micex Index fell the most since Bloomberg began tracking the measure in May 2001, losing 14 percent, after the cost of borrowing in dollars overnight more than doubled and as oil prices tumbled.
Thursday August 28 2008
Ruble Set for Largest Monthly Drop  
The ruble is set for its biggest monthly decline against the dollar-euro basket since its introduction in 2005 as rising tensions with the U.S. and European Union prompt investors to reduce holdings of Russian assets.
Tuesday August 26 2008
Russia's Ruble Drops  
Russia's ruble weakened against its dollar-euro basket as the country's stock market fell after Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's said Russia may pull out of its bid to join the World Trade Organization.
Monday August 25 2008
Russian Stocks Fall to Lowest Since 2006  
Russian stocks fell to the lowest since 2006 on concern the recognition of two breakaway Georgian regions will renew tensions in the area, while lower oil prices may curb the earnings of energy companies.
Monday August 25 2008
Russia's July Unemployment Rate Falls  
Russia's unemployment rate fell in July to a record-low 5.8 percent as economic growth fuels the need for new workers.
Monday August 25 2008
Russia GDP Growth at 8.5% in Q1  
Russia's economy expanded an annual 8.5 percent in the first quarter, higher than previously estimated, as consumer demand fueled a continuing investment boom.
Monday August 25 2008
Russia's Inflation Rate Declined to 14.7% in July  
Russia's July inflation rate fell more than economists forecast to 14.7 percent as fruit and vegetable costs declined.
Monday August 25 2008
Russia Raises Rates for Fourth Time to Stem Inflation  
Russia's central bank raised its benchmark interest rates by a quarter of a percentage point for the fourth time this year to subdue inflation.
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Monday January 16 2017
Russian Trade Surplus Widens Unexpectedly In November  
Russian trade surplus increased by 2.2 percent to $9.14 billion in November 2016 from $8.94 billion in the same month a year earlier, well above market expectations of a $7.6 billion surplus. Exports rose 4.9 percent, the first increase since July 2014; and imports went up 6.4 percent, the fourth consecutive month of growth.
Monday January 16 2017
Eurozone Trade Surplus Widens Ahead Of Expectations  
The Eurozone trade surplus rose to €25.9 billion in November 2016 from €22.9 billion in the same month of the previous year, above market consensus of €22 billion. Exports increased 6 percent while imports went up at a slower 5 percent.
Monday January 16 2017
Italian Inflation Rate Confirmed At Highest Since May 2014  
Italy's consumer prices rose by 0.5 percent year-on-year in December 2016 after increasing by 0.1 percent in November, matching the preliminary estimate. It was the highest inflation rate since May 2014, mainly boosted by rising prices for food and transport.
Monday January 16 2017
Turkish Jobless Rate Up to Over 6-Year High of 11.8%  
The unemployment rate in Turkey increased to 11.8 percent in October of 2016 from 10.50 percent a year earlier. It was the highest jobless rate since March 2010 as non-farm unemployment also rose to 13.7 percent (1.3 percentage point increase) and the jobless rate among those aged 15 to 24 went up by 1.4 percentage point to 19.9 percent.
Monday January 16 2017
India WPI Rises at Faster Pace in December  
Indian wholesale prices rose 3.39 percent year-on-year in December of 2016, following a 3.15 percent gain in November while markets expected a 3.50 percent rise. It was the ninth straight month of increase, mainly due to rising cost of manufactured products and petrol while prices of food fell for the first time since August 2015.
Monday January 16 2017
Indonesia Trade Balance Swings to Surplus in December  
Indonesia posted a trade surplus of 0.99 USD billion in December of 2016, compared to a 0.16 USD billion deficit a year earlier. Figure came above market estimates of a 0.84 USD billion surplus, as exports rose much more than imports.
Friday January 13 2017
Nigeria Inflation Rate Highest Since October 2005  
Nigeria's consumer prices increased by 18.55 percent year-on-year in December 2016, following a 18.48 percent rise in the previous month. The inflation rate accelerated for the 11th straight month to the highest since October 2005, as prices continued to rise for housing, electricity and food.
Friday January 13 2017
US Consumer Sentiment Falls Slightly In January  
The preliminary reading of the University of Michigan's consumer sentiment for the United States edged down to 98.1 in January of 2017 from a 13-year high of 98.2 in the previous month and lower than market forecasts of 98.5. Future expectations declined and inflationary pressures jumped.
Friday January 13 2017
US Retail Sales Rise Less Than Expected  
Retail sales in the United States increased 0.6 percent month-over-month in December of 2016, following an upwardly revised 0.2 percent rise in November and below market expectations of a 0.7 percent gain. Sales of autos and gasoline rebounded. Considering the three months to December, retail sales went up 1.6 percent and for full 2016 sales rose 3.3 percent, higher than 2.3 percent in 2015.
Friday January 13 2017
Spanish Inflation Rate Revised Up To Highest Since July 2013  
Spanish consumer prices rose 1.6 percent from a year earlier in December 2016, up from 0.7 percent in the previous month and above a preliminary reading of 1.5 percent. It was the highest inflation rate since July 2013, as prices rose for transport, housing, leisure activities and food. The average CPI fell 0.2 percent in 2016 compared to a 0.5 percent decline in 2015.
Friday January 13 2017
China Trade Surplus Narrows to 8-Month Low in December  
China reported a USD 40.82 billion trade surplus in December of 2016, compared to a USD 59.63 billion surplus a year earlier and below market consensus of a USD 46.5 billion surplus. It was the smallest surplus since April, as exports fell while imports rose.
Friday January 13 2017
Bank of Korea Holds Base Rate Steady; Cuts GDP Forecast  
The Bank of Korea left its base rate steady for the seventh straight month at record low of 1.25 percent at its January meeting, as expected. While saying the trend of recovery in domestic demand activities is expected to be limited, due to deterioration in economic sentiment for example; policymakers forecast a rate of GDP growth for this year will be in the mid- 2 percent range, weaker than previous projection of 2.8 percent.
Thursday January 12 2017
US Posts $28 Billion Budget Deficit in December  
The US government posted a $28 billion budget deficit in December of 2016, a 94.4 percent increase from a $14.4 billion gap the same month of the previous year and slightly above market expectations of a $25 billion gap. Receipts slumped 8.9 percent to $319 billion and outlays fell 4.7 percent to $347 billion.
Thursday January 12 2017
US Jobless Claims Lower Than Expected At 247K  
The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits increased by 10 thousand to 247 thousand in the week ended January 7th 2017, below market expectations of 255 thousand. It is the 97th consecutive week of initial claims below 300,000, the longest streak since 1970. Yet, the 4-week moving average that removes week-to-week volatility fell by 1.75 thousand to 256.5 thousand.
Thursday January 12 2017
ECB Decision To Extend QE Was Not Unanimous  
The ECB's board agreed that an extension of its quantitative easing programme until December 2017 at a monthly pace of €60 billion was seen as striking the right balance between providing a signal of confidence and the need to preserve stability in an uncertain environment, minutes from the ECB's December meeting showed. However, the decision was not unanimous, as few members opposed both proposals on the table to continue bond purchases beyond March.
Thursday January 12 2017
India Inflation Rate Lowest Since November 2014  
Consumer prices in India increased 3.41 percent year-on-year in December of 2016, following a 3.63 percent rise in November and below market expectations of 3.57 percent. It is the lowest inflation rate since November of 2014 as food prices cooled. The slowdown in inflation intensified in the last two months of 2016 after a demonetization campaign slumped currency in circulation, hurting consumption.
Thursday January 12 2017
Greek Jobless Rate At Fresh 4-1/2-Year Low Of 23%  
The Greek seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined to 23 percent in October 2016 from a downwardly 23.1 percent in the previous month. It was the lowest jobless rate since March 2012, as the number of unemployed decreased by 0.7 percent while employment edged down 0.2 percent. A year earlier, the unemployment rate was recorded at 24.5 percent.
Thursday January 12 2017
France Inflation Rate Confirmed at 0.6% in December  
Consumer prices in France rose 0.6 percent year-on-year in December of 2016, following a 0.5 percent gain in November and matching preliminary figures. It was the highest inflation rate since May 2014, as an increase in prices of food, energy and services offset a decline in cost of manufactured products.
Wednesday January 11 2017
Brazil Cuts Key Rate to 13%  
The Central Bank of Brazil lowered its benchmark Selic rate by 75bps to 13 percent on January 11th 2017, beating market expectations of a 50bps cut. It is the third straight rate decline, bringing borrowing cost to the lowest since March of 2015 amid slowing inflation and a severe contraction.
Wednesday January 11 2017
Ghana Inflation Rate Lowest Since July 2014  
The annual inflation rate in Ghana eased to 15.4 percent in December of 2016 from 15.5 percent in the previous month. It was the lowest inflation rate since July of 2014, as non-food cost increased at a slower pace mainly due to education, furniture and household equipment while prices rose faster for food.
Wednesday January 11 2017
Brazil Inflation Rate Down To 2-1/2-Year Low  
Consumer prices in Brazil increased 6.29 percent year-on-year in December of 2016, easing from a 6.99 percent rise in November and below market expectations of 6.34 percent. The inflation eased for the fourth straight month to the lowest since April of 2014 mainly due to a slowdown in food cost. A year earlier, inflation was much higher at 10.67 percent.
Wednesday January 11 2017
Portuguese Inflation Rate Rises To 0.9% YoY In December  
Portuguese consumer prices went up by 0.9 percent year-on-year in December 2016, accelerating from a 0.6 percent rise in November but missing market expectations of a 1.4 percent gain. The increase was mainly boosted by a 10.7 percent rise in petrol prices while cost of clothing continued to fall.
Wednesday January 11 2017
UK Trade Deficit Widens Sharply As Imports Jump  
The UK’s deficit on trade in goods and services widened by £2.6 billion to £4.2 billion in November 2016 from a downwardly revised £1.5 billion in the previous month. Exports rose by £0.7 billion to an all-time high of £47.3 billion while imports increased at a much faster £3.3 billion also to a record £51.5 billion , mainly boosted by higher purchases of machinery and transport equipment.
Tuesday January 10 2017
South Korea Jobless Rate Falls To 3.4%  
South Korea's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 3.4 percent in December 2016 from 3.6 percent in the previous month. It was the lowest reading since November of 2015.
Tuesday January 10 2017
Russia Inflation Rate Confirmed At 5.4% In December  
Consumer prices in Russia increased 5.4 percent year-on-year in December of 2016, following 5.8 percent rise in the previous month and in line with preliminary estimates. It was the lowest inflation rate since June 2012, as prices increased at a slower pace for food, housing and utilities, clothing and footwear and recreation and cultural activities. On a monthly basis, prices went up 0.4 percent, at the same pace as in November.
Tuesday January 10 2017
Turkish Central Bank Lowers Forex Required Reserves  
Turkey’s central bank cut its forex required reserves by 50bps for all maturity brackets on Tuesday, adding $1.5 billion liquidity to the financial system, in an attempt to support the country's currency. It also reduced banks' borrowing limits to TRY 22 billion with effect from Wednesday. The move comes as the lira lost more than 5 percent of its value against the US dollar so far this year. The central bank, which raised rates for the first time since 2014 in November, is expected to hike borrowing costs when it meets on January 24th.
Tuesday January 10 2017
Swiss Jobless Rate Up to 8-Month High of 3.5% in December  
Swiss unadjusted unemployment rate increased to 3.5 percent in December of 2016, compared to a 3.3 percent in November and above market estimates of 3.3 percent. It was the highest jobless rate since April, as the number of unemployed and jobseekers went up.
Tuesday January 10 2017
Philippines Trade Gap Widens to 10-Month High  
Philippines reported a trade deficit of USD 2.57 billion in November of 2016, compared to a USD 0.98 billion gap a year earlier. It was the largest trade gap since January, as exports fell while imports rose.
Tuesday January 10 2017
China Inflation Rate Eases to 2.1% in December  
Consumer prices in China rose 2.1 percent year-on-year in December of 2016, compared to a 2.3 percent rise in November while markets expected a 2.3 percent gain. The politically sensitive food prices increased by 2.4 percent while non-food cost rose at a slower 2.0 percent. Cost of consumer goods gained 1.8 percent and those of services advanced 2.5 percent.
Monday January 09 2017
Mexico Inflation Rate At 2-Year High Of 3.36%  
Consumer prices in Mexico increased 3.36 percent year-on-year in December of 2016, following a 3.31 percent rise in November and compared to market expectations of 3.4 percent. The inflation rate accelerated for the sixth straight month, reaching the highest since December of 2014, boosted by food, housing and energy cost. The central bank expects inflation to rise toward 4 percent in 2017, partially reflecting a weaker peso.
Monday January 09 2017
Tanzania Inflation Rate at 5-Month High of 5%  
Tanzania's annual inflation rate rose to 5 percent in December of 2016 from 4.8 percent in the previous month. It was the highest inflation rate since July mainly boosted by prices of food.
Monday January 09 2017
Italy Jobless Rate At Highest Level Since June 2015  
Italy's seasonally adjusted jobless rate increased to 11.9 percent in November 2016 from an upwardly revised 11.8 percent in the previous month. It was the highest figure since June 2015, as the number of unemployed persons rose 1.9 percent while employment edged up 0.1 percent.
Monday January 09 2017
Eurozone Jobless Rate Stable At 9.8% In November  
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in the Euro Area stood at 9.8 percent in November 2016, unchanged from the previous month and lower than 10.5 percent a year earlier. It was the lowest unemployment rate since July 2009.
Monday January 09 2017
German Trade Surplus Widens in November  
Germany posted a EUR 22.6 billion trade surplus in November of 2016, compared to a EUR 20.5 billion surplus reported a year earlier, as exports rose more than imports.
Friday January 06 2017
Canada Posts First Trade Surplus Since September 2014  
Canada's trade balance posted a surplus of CAD 0.53 billion in November of 2016, following a downwardly revised CAD 1.02 billion shortfall in the previous month and beating market expectations of a CAD 1.6 billion deficit. It was the first trade surplus since September 2014, as exports rose 4.3 percent, boosted by sales of metal and non-metallic mineral products. Imports increased 0.7 percent.
Friday January 06 2017
US Trade Gap At 9-Month High In November  
The trade gap in the United States increased by $2.9 billion to $45.2 billion in November of 2016, from a downwardly revised $42.4 billion in October and above market expectations of $42.5 billion shortfall. It was the biggest trade deficit since February. Exports fell 0.2 percent, due to lower shipments of civilian aircraft. In contrast, imports rose 1.1 percent and reached the highest level in 15 months, driven by crude oil purchases.
Friday January 06 2017
Canada Unemployment Rate Rises to 6.9%  
The jobless rate in Canada increased to 6.9 percent in December of 2016 from 6.8 percent in the previous month, in line with market expectations as more people participated in the labour market. Employment rose by 54,000 (+0.3 percent) in December, the result of gains in full-time work.
Friday January 06 2017
US Job Growth Slows in December  
Non Farm Payrolls in the US increased by 156 thousand in December of 2016, lower than upwardly revised 204 thousand in November and below market expectation of 178 thousand. Job growth occurred in health care and social assistance. Job growth totaled 2.2 million in 2016, less than the increase of 2.7 million in 2015.
Friday January 06 2017
US Unemployment Rate Rises To 4.7% In December  
US unemployment rate rose to 4.7 percent in December 2016 from a nine-year low of 4.6 percent in the previous month and in line with market expectations. The number of unemployed persons was nearly unchanged at 7.5 million while the labor force participation rate increased by 0.1 percentage point to 62.7 percent.
Friday January 06 2017
France Trade Gap Narrows to 3-Month Low in November  
France recorded a trade gap of EUR 4.40 billion in November of 2016, compared to marginally revised EUR 5.15 billion in October while market s expected a EUR 4.90 billion shortfall. It was the smallest deficit since August, as exports rose 5.3 percent to EUR 38.81 billion while imports went up 2.8 percent to EUR 43.19 billion.
Friday January 06 2017
Malaysia Trade Surplus Below Consensus in November  
Malaysia posted a MYR 9.0 billion trade surplus in November of 2016, narrowing from a MYR 10.2 billion surplus a year earlier while market expected a MYR 10.1 billion surplus, as imports rose more than exports.
Friday January 06 2017
Australia Posts First Trade Surplus in 32 Months in November  
Australia unexpectedly reported a trade surplus of AUD 1.24 billion in November of 2016, compared to a downwardly revised AUD 1.12 billion deficit in October and beating market expectations of a AUD 0.5 billion gap. It was the first trade surplus since March 2014, mainly driven by a surge in exports while imports were flat.
Thursday January 05 2017
US Services Sector Growth Remains Strong: ISM  
The ISM Non-Manufacturing PMI index came in at 57.2 in December of 2016, the same as in the previous month and above market expectations of 56.6. It is the highest figure since October of 2015 as new orders increased while business activity and employment eased and price pressures went up.
Thursday January 05 2017
US Jobless Claims Fall To Near 43-Year Low  
The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits decreased by 28 thousand to 235 thousand in the week ended December 31st from the previous week's revised level of 263 thousand. The figure came in way below market expectations of 260 thousand and was close to the 233 thousand touched in mid-November, which was the lowest level since November 1973.
Thursday January 05 2017
Swiss CPI Steady After Falling For 2 Years  
Consumer prices in Switzerland were unchanged year-on-year in December of 2016, following 25 consecutive months of decline and matching market expectations. Higher prices of housing and utilities, food and restaurants and hotels were offset by falling cost of health, transport and recreation and culture. Considering full 2016, consumer prices were down 0.4 percent on average, in line with government and central bank forecasts.
Thursday January 05 2017
Philippines Inflation Rate at 2-Year High of 2.6%  
Consumer prices in Philippines rose 2.6 percent year-on-year in December 2016, following a 2.5 percent increase in November. It was the highest inflation rate since December 2014, mainly driven by a faster increase in prices of food and non-alcoholic beverages and transport while inflation was steady for housing.
Wednesday January 04 2017
Fed Shows Concerns Over Fiscal Policy Uncertainty  
The Federal Reserve might need to raise rates faster than previously anticipated as the "undershooting” of the unemployment rate might help return inflation to the 2 percent target. Policymakers emphasized their uncertainty about the timing, size, and composition of any future fiscal and other economic policy initiatives, minutes from FOMC meeting held on December 13-14 showed. The Fed last hiked the target for the federal funds rate by 25 basis points to between 0.50 percent and 0.75 percent in December.
Wednesday January 04 2017
Italy Inflation Rate At 2-1/2-Year High Of 0.5%  
Italy's consumer prices are expected to increase 0.5 percent year-on-year in December of 2016 after edging up 0.1 percent in November. It was the highest inflation rate since May of 2014, mainly driven by cost of food and energy. On a monthly basis, consumer prices are expected to rise 0.4 percent.
Wednesday January 04 2017
Irish Jobless Rate Drops To 7.2% In December  
Irish seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 7.2 percent in December 2016 from 7.3 percent in November and from 8.9 percent in the same month of the previous year. It was the lowest figure since August 2008, as the number of unemployed continued to fall.
Wednesday January 04 2017
Eurozone Inflation Rate At More Than 3-Year High Of 1.1%  
Consumer prices in the Euro Area are expected to rise 1.1 percent year-on-year in December of 2016 following a 0.6 percent increase in November. It is the highest inflation rate since September of 2013 and above market expectations of 1 percent, mainly boosted by a rebound in energy prices.
Tuesday January 03 2017
US Factory Activity Growth At 2-Year High: ISM  
The Institute for Supply Management’s Manufacturing PMI rose to 54.7 in December of 2016 from 53.2 in November, beating market expectations of 53.6. It is the highest reading since December of 2014 as new orders, production and employment all registered new highs for the year 2016.
Tuesday January 03 2017
US Markit Manufacturing PMI Revised Up In December  
The final Markit US Manufacturing PMI increased to 54.3 in December of 2016 from a preliminary reading of 54.2 and 54.1 in November. It is the highest value since March of 2015, boosted by rises in new orders and production volumes and the fastest upturn in payroll numbers since June of 2015.
Tuesday January 03 2017
German Inflation Rate Rises To Highest Since July 2013  
German consumer prices are expected to increase by 1.7 percent in the year to December 2016, following a 0.8 percent rise in the previous month and beating market consensus of a 1.5 percent gain. It was the highest inflation rate since July 2013, mainly boosted by a rebound in energy prices while cost of food and rents continued to grow, the preliminary estimate showed.
Tuesday January 03 2017
Germany Unemployment Rate Steady At 35-Year Low of 4.1%  
German seasonally adjusted harmonised jobless rate was unchanged at 4.1 percent in November of 2016, remaining at the lowest since February of 1981. The number of unemployed fell 0.6 percent and employment rose 0.2 percent.
Tuesday January 03 2017
France Inflation Rate at 30-Month High of 0.6% in December  
Consumer prices in France are set to rise 0.6 percent year-on-year in December of 2016, following a 0.5 percent gain in November. It was the highest inflation rate since May 2014, as an increase in prices of food, energy and services offset a drop in cost of manufactured products.
Tuesday January 03 2017
Turkish Inflation Rate at-5 Month High of 8.53% in December  
Consumer prices in Turkey increased 8.53 percent year-on-year in December of 2016, following a 7 percent rise in the previous month while market expected a 7.6 percent gain. It was the highest inflation since July, as cost of food and non-alcoholic beverages, housing, utilities and transportation increased at a faster pace.
Tuesday January 03 2017
Singapore GDP Grows 1.8% YoY In Q4  
The Singaporean economy advanced 1.8 percent year-on-year in the fourth quarter of 2016 after growing by an upwardly revised 1.2 percent in the previous period and above market consensus of a 0.6 percent expansion, the advance estimate showed. Considering the full year, the economy advanced 1.8 percent, exceeding the government's previous forecast of 1.0-1.5 percent expansion, but still the lowest growth since 2009.
Monday January 02 2017
Brazil Posts Record Trade Surplus In 2016  
Brazilian trade surplus decreased by 29.2 percent to USD 4.42 billion in December 2016 from USD 6.24 billion the same month of the previous year, while beating market consensus of USD 3.7 billion. For 2016, the trade surplus rose to USD 47.69 billion, its largest trade surplus on record, as exports fell less than imports amid a weaker real and a sharp recession.
Sunday January 01 2017
South Korea Trade Surplus Little Changed in December  
South Korea recorded a USD 7.0 billion trade surplus in December of 2016, compared to a USD 6.9 billion surplus a year earlier, as exports rose 6.4 percent from a year earlier to USD 45.07 billion while imports went up 7.3 percent to USD 38.07 billion, preliminary data showed.
Friday December 30 2016
Russia Inflation Rate Lowest Since June 2012  
Consumer prices in Russia increased 5.4 percent year-on-year in December of 2016, following 5.8 percent rise in the previous month and below market expectations of 5.6 percent. It was the lowest inflation rate since June 2012, according to preliminary estimates. A year ago inflation was recorded at 12.9 percent.
Friday December 30 2016
Spain Inflation Rate At Near 3-1/2-Year High Of 1.5%  
Consumer prices in Spain are expected to increase 1.5 percent year-on-year in December of 2016, following a 0.7 percent gain in the previous month. It is the fourth straight month of rising consumer prices and the highest inflation rate since August of 2013, boosted by a surge in fuel prices, namely diesel in gasoline.
Friday December 30 2016
Turkish Trade Deficit at-9 Month Low in November  
Turkey's trade deficit slightly decreased to $4.1 billion in November of 2016, compared to a $4.3 billion gap a year earlier. It was the lowest deficit since February as exports increased a 9.7 percent, mainly driven by manufacturing, mining and quarrying, and fisheries sales. While imports rose a 6 percent, led by manufacturing.
Thursday December 29 2016
South Korea Inflation Rate Steady At 1.3% In December  
South Korea's consumer prices increased by 1.3 percent year-on-year in December 2016, the same as in the previous two months and in line with market expectations. Cost of transport rebounded while prices of housing and utilities dropped. Also, cost of health and food rose at a slower pace. On a monthly basis, consumer prices edged up 0.1 percent, following a 0.1 percent drop in November and below consensus of 0.2 percent gain.
Thursday December 29 2016
Kenya Inflation Slows to 6.35% In December  
Consumer prices in Kenya increased 6.35 percent year-on-year in December of 2016, following a 6.68 percent rise in the previous month but above market expectations of a 6.24 percent gain. Prices slowed for housing and utilities and transport but food inflation rose slightly.
Thursday December 29 2016
Ghana Economy Expands 4% YoY in Q3  
The GDP in Ghana expanded 4 percent year-on-year in the third quarter of 2016, following a downwardly revised 2.3 percent growth in the preceding quarter. The expansion was boosted by the services sector and a recovery in industrial output after resumption of oil production from the Jubilee field. A year earlier, GDP growth was lower at 3.5 percent.
Thursday December 29 2016
US Jobless Claims Fall Less Than Expected  
The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits decreased by 10 thousand to 265 thousand in the week ended December 24th from the previous week's unrevised level of 275 thousand. The figure came in slightly above market expectations of 264 thousand.
Thursday December 29 2016
South Africa Trade Deficit Narrows in November  
South Africa posted a trade deficit of ZAR 1.1 billion in November 2016 compared to a downwardly revised ZAR 3.91 billion deficit in October, while missing market expectations of a ZAR -0.75 billion gap. Exports rose 12.8 percent, boosted by higher sales of mineral products and precious metals and stones and imports increased by 9.2 percent, as purchases rose mainly for vehicles and transport equipment and mineral products.
Thursday December 29 2016
Brazil Unemployment Rate Up To Record High Of 11.9%  
The jobless rate in Brazil rose to 11.9 percent in the three months to November of 2016 from 11.8 percent in the previous period. It hit a new record high since the series began in 2012, in line with market expectations. The number of jobless people also reached a record high while employment rose for the first time in six months.
Thursday December 29 2016
Sweden Trade Gap Narrows 78.9% YoY In November  
The trade deficit in Sweden declined to SEK 1.1 billion in November of 2016 from a SEK 5.2 billion gap a year earlier. It is the smallest shortfall for a November month in two years as exports rose the most since June of 2015 and imports rebounded.
Thursday December 29 2016
Hong Kong Trade Deficit Widens in November  
Hong Kong's trade deficit rose by 2.9 percent to HKD 34.05 billion in November 2016 from HKD 33.09 billion the same month of the previous year. It was the lowest deficit since August as exports increased by 8.1 percent while imports rose by 7.6 percent. Considering the first eleven months of the year, the trade deficit was recorded at HKD 374.9 billion, with exports declining by 1.5 percent and imports decreasing at a faster pace 1.9 percent compared to the same period in 2015.
Tuesday December 27 2016
Japan Unemployment Rate Up To 3.1% In November  
The seasonally adjusted jobless rate in Japan rose to 3.1 percent in November of 2016, from 3 percent in the previous month and above market expectations of 3 percent. The jobs-to-applicants ratio increased to 1.41 percent from 1.4 percent, hitting a new high since July 1991.
Monday December 26 2016
Japan Inflation Rate At 1-1/2-Year High Of 0.5%  
Consumer prices in Japan increased 0.5 percent year-on-year in November of 2016, following 0.1 percent growth in the previous month. It is the highest inflation rate since May 2015, boosted by higher fresh food prices. However, core consumer prices which exclude fresh food went down 0.4 percent, the ninth straight month of annual declines and worse than market expectations of 0.3 percent drop.
Friday December 23 2016
US Consumer Sentiment At Nearly 13-Year High  
The final reading of the University of Michigan's consumer sentiment for the United States rose to 98.2 in December 2016 compared to a preliminary figure of 98 and a final 93.8 in November. It was the highest reading since January 2004, as consumers expected a favorable impact of Trump's policies on the economy.
Friday December 23 2016
US New Home Sales at 4-Month High Of 592K  
Sales of new single-family houses in the United States jumped 5.2 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 592,000 in November of 2016, beating market expectations of a 2.1 percent increase. It is the highest figure in four months.
Friday December 23 2016
Mexico Trade Balance Swings to Surplus in November  
Mexico recorded a trade surplus of $0.2 billion in November of 2016 compared to a trade gap of $1.6 billion a year ago, as exports advanced more than imports.
Friday December 23 2016
Mexico Unemployment Rate Falls to 3.5%  
The jobless rate in Mexico decreased to 3.5 percent in November of 2016 from 3.96 percent a year earlier. It is the lowest jobless rate for a November month since 2005. On a seasonally adjusted basis, it was steady at 3.6 percent.
Friday December 23 2016
UK GDP Annual Growth Revised Down To 2.2%  
UK's gross domestic product expanded 2.2 percent year-on-year in the third quarter of 2016, accelerating from a downwardly revised 2 percent growth in the previous period but below the second estimate of a 2.3 percent gain. It was the strongest reading since the second quarter of 2015, mainly boosted by gross fixed capital formation.
Friday December 23 2016
UK Q3 GDP Growth Revised Up To 0.6%  
The British economy advanced 0.6 percent on quarter in the three months to September of 2016, the same as in the previous period and better than the second estimate of 0.5 percent expansion. Household expenditure continued to grow while fixed investment rose at a slower pace and net external demand contributed negatively. Compared with the same period of 2015, the economy advanced 2.2 percent following a downwardly revised 2 percent expansion in the precedent quarter and missing the second estimate of 2.3 percent gain.
Friday December 23 2016
France GDP Growth Matches Expectations in Q3  
France GDP advanced 0.2 percent quarter-on-quarter in the September quarter of 2016, compared to a 0.1 percent contraction in the three months to June and in line with second estimate, final figure showed. Growth was driven by private consumption, government spending and investment while net external demand contributed negatively to the economy.
Friday December 23 2016
Dutch GDP Growth Revised Up to 0.8% in Q3  
The Dutch economy expanded 0.8 percent on quarter in the third quarter of 2016, slightly faster than a 0.7 percent growth in a preliminary figure as well as in the previous two quarters, final figure showed.
Friday December 23 2016
Singapore Inflation Rate Flat in November  
Singapore consumer prices remained unchanged on the year in November of 2016, following a 0.1 percent drop in October and in line with market consensus. The figure came off a deflationary trend for the first time in two years, as a faster increase in prices of food and a slower drop in cost of housing & utilities offset a further fall in cost of transport.
Thursday December 22 2016
US Personal Spending Rises 0.2%, Lowest In 8 Months  
Personal sending in the United States rose 0.2 percent in November from October of 2016, following an upwardly revised 0.4 percent gain in the previous period. It is the lowest rise since a flat reading in March and below market expectations of a 0.3 percent increase. Personal income was flat, the worst performance since a 0.1 percent drop in February.
Thursday December 22 2016
Canada Inflation Rate At 3-Month Low Of 1.2%  
Consumer prices in Canada increased 1.2 percent year-on-year in November of 2016, following a 1.5 percent rise in October and below market estimates of 1.4 percent. It was the lowest inflation rate since August, as cost dropped for food, clothing and footwear, and transport prices rose at a slower pace. On a monthly basis, prices fell 0.4 percent.
Thursday December 22 2016
US Durable Goods Orders Fall The Most In Over 2 Years  
New orders for US manufactured durable goods decreased by 4.6 percent month-over-month in November 2016, following a 4.8 percent gain in October and slightly better than market expectations of a 4.7 percent fall. It was the first decline in five months and the sharpest drop since August 2014, mainly dragged by transport equipment orders.
Thursday December 22 2016
US Initial Jobless Claims at 27-Week High  
The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits increased by 21 thousand to 275 thousand in the week ended December 17th from the previous week's unrevised level of 254 thousand. The figure came above market expectations of 256 thousand to hit the highest level since the week ended June 11th.
Thursday December 22 2016
US GDP Growth Rate Revised Up To 3.5% In Q3  
The US economy advanced an annualized 3.5 percent on quarter in the three months to September of 2016, up from 1.4 percent growth in the previous period and better than a 3.2 percent expansion in the second estimate. It is the highest growth rate in two years as personal consumption, investment in structures and intellectual property products and government expenditure rose faster than anticipated and exports were boosted by boom in soybean shipments.
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