Real incomes in Russia decline 2.0% in July, wages down 9.2% – Rosstat

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MOSCOW. Aug 19 (Interfax) – Real disposable incomes in Russia fell 2.0% in July compared with the same month last year, the Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat) said.

They fell 3.5% in June, 6.4% in May, 4% in April, 1.8% in March, 1.6% in February and 0.8% in January.

Incomes fell 2.9% in real terms in January-July 2015. They declined just 0.8% in 2014 as a whole after growing 4% in 2013.

Nominal per capita incomes grew 9.9% year-on-year in July 2015 to 31,100 rubles.

The average nominal monthly wage due to employees was 34,000 rubles in July 2015, up 5.0% from the same month of 2014.

The real wage due to employees fell 9.2% year-on-year in July and 8.8% in 7M 2015.