|Unit||Balance of Opinion, NSA|
|Adjustments||Not Seasonally Adjusted|
|Consumer Confidence||2019 Q1||-16||-17||Balance of Opinion, NSA||Quarterly|
|Real Retail Sales||Mar 2019||261.12||240.22||Jan. 2001 = 100, NSA||Monthly|
|Retail Sales||Mar 2019||2,668||2,446||Bil. RUR, NSA||Monthly|
|Personal Income||2018 Q3||31,986||32,357||RUB, NSA||Quarterly|
A survey of consumer expectations is organized selectively and conducted by state statistics institutions in accordance with the Federal Programme of statistical work. Theoretical background of this survey is based on the provision that the consumer solutions of the population affect the economic outlook. Evaluation of individuals personal financial situation and the general economic environment largely determines its consumer intentions. Taken together, these intentions have a serious impact on the economy and are fairly accurate indicators of future changes in consumer spending and savings.
Regular surveys of consumer behavior of the population in Russia are carried out by Rosstat since 1998. The periodicity is quarterly (February, May, August and November), covering 5000 respondents. The sample consists of people aged 16 and older, living in private households and covering all regions of Russia.
Survey questionnaire includes questions about the respondent's subjective opinion about the general economic situation and their personal financial situation, the situation in the market of goods (services) and savings. The responses are divided into the following options:
According to the methodology of the European Commission, these are calculated values of the partial indexes and generalizing index of consumer confidence of the population. Partial indices are calculated on the basis of information about the respondents balance changes (in percent) on the matter of the questionnaire. Balance assessment represents the difference between the amount of shares (in percentage) being definitely positive and 1/2 more positive responses and the amount of shares (in percentage) which are definetly negative and 1/2 most probably negative responses. Neutral answers are not taken into account.
Synthesis (composite) index or the index of consumer confidence is calculated as the arithmetic mean of the five partial indices: past and expected changes in personal financial situation (1-2), past and expected changes in the economic situation in Russia (3-4), ease of large shopping (5).
The resulting survey of consumer expectations of information can be used, along with quantitative statistical data, to analyze the behavioral patterns of the population in the consumer market, as well as in assessing the impact of consumer demand on the state of the economy as a whole.
Data is not subject to revisions.
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