the Russians have evaluated the prospects of their employers as high as possible for the first time since the economic downturn of 2014, according to research of Sberbank of consumer moods of Russians.
“Assessment of the business prospects reached its highest level after the economic recession of 2014 — 13 per cent (in the third quarter of 2019, it was only 6 percent in the fourth quarter of 2018 5 percent),” according to the research of Sberbank “Consumer index Ivanova”.
overall improved assessment of the prospects for large and small businesses in Russia, and assessment of the prospects for medium-sized enterprises has not changed.
According to the research, throughout the 2019 there has been a continuous improvement in consumer sentiment.
the Strengthening of consumer confidence, based on “the strengthening of the ruble, cutting interest rates and income growth on the background of decreasing inflation,” said Yaroslav Lissovolik, head of Sberbank Investment Research.
Rose and the index of willingness to purchase relatively expensive goods. The savings ratio in the last survey reached 8 percent — the highest rate since the second half of 2015. The share of Russians who do not have savings has dropped to 36 percent from 41 percent.