The budget deficit increased in January to 159,9 billion

According to preliminary estimates, budget deficit amounted in January 159,9 billion rubles (2% of GDP), according to the Ministry of Finance. The income budget amounted to 1,556 trillion (7.6 percent of total revenues in 2020), the costs — 1,716 trillion rubles (8.8 per cent).

“a Deficit in January 2020 corresponds to the cash plan and associated increased costs, including the social sphere”, — said the Ministry of Finance.

the Federal tax service (FTS) has listed in the budget 987,77 billion rubles (7.5% to scheduled for 2020 indicators), Federal customs service (FCS) of the 357 billion (6.7 percent), other Federal bodies — 211 billion roubles (11,2%).

Expenditure on social policy was in January 505,1 billion (10.1 percent), defense — 197,4 billion rubles (6%), the security 133,7 billion rubles (5.4 percent), the economy — 84 billion rubles (3.1 percent), for housing — 42 billion roubles (16%), on nation-wide questions — 127,3 billion rubles (7.1 percent), education — 136,2 billion rubles (15%), health 300 billion rubles (29.2 percent), on servicing state and municipal debt — is 58.1 billion (6.5 per cent). Intergovernmental transfers amounted to 73.7 billion rubles (7,3%).

the budget Surplus in 2019 1.8% of GDP. The law on the budget for 2020 envisages a budget surplus of 0.8% of GDP.