Rising private consumption and relatively stable annual inflation rate expected to be maintained also in Russia also in 2018

Anna Sidorowicz-Pokrywka, Retail Analyst, PMR
The benign macroeconomic environment in Russia with rising investments and private consumption is expected to be maintained also in 2018, with GDP growth projected to accelerate slightly to 1.9% in real terms, y-o-y. Nonetheless, there is a substantial downside risk for the current outlook. Along with prolonged EU sanctions (the economic restrictions targeting the financial, energy and defence industries and dual-use goods will be maintained at least until the end of July 2018) and Russian counter-sanctions on food imports from the EU (extended through December 2018), the recent…

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