Ural Federal District: Spending Down 3.1% on Average

UrBC, Moscow, June 14, 2017. Customers based in Ural Federal District spent 433 RUR per supermarket trip on average in May 2017, which was 3.1% less than one month earlier, Romir Holding reports.

According to Romir's findings, the average supermarket receipt amount kept declining by 2 to 3 RUR every month throughout the country since the start of the year. The trend grew even more pronounced in May, with the average spending figure down by as much as 12 RUR against April (512 RUR, down 2.3% on April 2017 and up 5% on May 2016, when the amount stood at 497 RUR).

The average supermarket receipt amount mostly declined because of decreased in spending in four large federal districts: Central Federal District (-2.5%), South Federal District (-5.4%), Ural Federal District (-3.1%), and Siberian Federal District (-1.7%).

The average amount remained the same as in April 2017 (and rose by 2% against May 2016) in cities with population over 1m people (with the exception of Moscow and Saint Petersburg) as well as in towns with population over 100,000 people. However, the spending figures rose by 9.5% in May 2017 compared with May 2016 for people based in towns with population over 100,000. As for cities with population over 500,000 people, their average spending rose by 2.5% in May 2017 against April 2017 and went up by 3.7% against May 2016 (which failed to offset the inflation rate).

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