In March, the Russian economy remained stagnant. The “short” index of the Financial University was -9.7 points, the “long” index was -1.3 points, the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation reported.
The largest values of the “short” index in March were recorded in the Crimea, Sevastopol, Dagestan, the Penza region and Chechnya. The lowest values of the index are shown by such regions as Kabardino-Balkaria, Samara region, North Ossetia, Kaliningrad region and Krasnodar region.
Note that the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation calculated the index of consumer activity in March 2017. It identifies two components – “short”, reflecting the dynamics of consumer activity and incomes of the population over the past month, as well as “long”, indicating the direction of changes in incomes and economic activity for the next 5-6 months.