17.01.2021

Personal inflation index fell for the first time since the beginning of the year

“The purchasing power of the population has fallen”, “everything is very expensive”, “there is a difficult economic situation in the country” – only 5% of the FOM survey participants believe. Most respondents did not notice any changes in the product range. The price level will continue to be affected by the consequences of increasing VAT, experts predict. The growth of utility tariffs that began in April will also have a negative impact on the personal inflation index.

Most Russians (71%) did not notice changes in the range of products in stores. 21% of respondents said that it has expanded, and explained this by a desire to attract customers.

“The demand is growing among the population,” “new stores have opened up,” “there has been more Russian production,” say participants in a survey by the Public Opinion Foundation. His results are published on Monday, April 15th.

In turn, only 5% of Russians observe a reduction in the range of products. According to their estimates, “the purchasing power of the population has fallen”, “everything is very expensive”, “there is a difficult economic situation in the country”.

Against this background, it is reported that the personal inflation index after two months of superiority over the official figures in March showed a lower value – 0.2% versus 0.3%. This was facilitated by a saving strategy, which was actively used by Russians. Visiting more outlets, they were able to find the best price offers for familiar products. Although they still had to pay an average of half a percent more  than a month earlier .

As analysts of the holding Romir note, the consequences of the VAT increase will certainly continue to affect the price level. In addition, a gradual increase in utility tariffs may have a negative impact on the personal inflation index in April.

VTsIOM named the share of Russians who do not work in their specialty

Non-specialty respondents explained their choice with higher wages in other areas. Against this background, it is reported that about 40% of Russians do not have savings. 

More than a quarter of Russians (28%) have never worked in their specialty. This is evidenced by the results of the VTsIOM poll published on Monday, April 15.

As sociologists noted, every second respondent works in the specialty (51%), while 47% of Russians do not work by the profession they studied for. The latter explained their choice, in particular, with higher earnings in another sphere (24%).

Against this background, it became known that about 40% of Russians do not save money on the “black day”. 16% of respondents admitted that in case of loss of work they will be able to live on the remaining money for less than a month.

According to Superjob, only 18% of respondents strictly monitor their finances.

It became known how much Russians’s pensions would grow by 2024

According to analysts, if the average increase in pensions annually is 1.5%, then in 2024 their size will reach 20 thousand rubles. Such dynamics fit into the instructions of Russian President Vladimir Putin to index payments for one thousand rubles annually.

Insurance pensions will grow by 39.4% by 2024 in comparison with the figures for 2018. But taking into account inflation, real growth in payments will be only 9.5% over six years. Write about this ” News ” with reference to the forecast of the Ministry of Economic Development.

According to analysts, if the average increase in pensions annually is 1.5%, then in 2024 their size will reach 20 thousand rubles. The current level is 15.4 thousand rubles.

Against this background, it is reported that last week the daily expenses of Russians and the average check of one purchase at the store showed a steady growth of 4.3% and 2.8%, respectively (4 466 rubles with an average check of 541 rubles). Such data leads research holding “Romir”.

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