During the week of sales, residents of Russia spent almost half as much as in the same period in 2019. At the peak of the week of sales, which fell on November 11, the volume of spending was 45% lower than in 2019 and affected the amount of expenses for the entire week , - says the report published by the laboratory "Sberindex" which is referred to by "Vedomosti".
In general, according to the data presented, consumer spending in the week of November 9-15 was 7,7% less than spending in the same period a year earlier.
Expenses for services were lower by 29,9%, for non-food products - by 2,2%. Analysts point out that citizens began to cut their spending as the epidemiological situation in the country worsened and restrictive measures were reintroduced.