Russian GDP drops 4 per cent in Q2, 1st full quarter of fighting

Russia reported sizable GDP increases in the first quarter of 2022 and for the last three quarters of 2021.

Published: 13th August 2022 06:01 PM  |   Last Updated: 13th August 2022 06:01 PM   |  A+A-

Image for representational purpose only. (File photo |AP)

Image for representational purpose only. (File photo |AP)

By Associated Press

MOSCOW:  Russia’s gross domestic product contracted 4 per cent in the second quarter of this year, the first full quarter since Russia sent troops into Ukraine, the state statistical service said on Friday.

Russia was hit with a wide array of sanctions following its move into Ukraine on Feb. 24, including sanctions that cut off some Russian banks from the SWIFT international transfer system, and a significant exodus of foreign companies.

The report by the Rosstat service did not analyze why GDP was lower this year than in the same quarter of 2021. But it said there was a 15.3 per cent drop in wholesale trade and a 9.8 per cent contraction in retail trade.

Russia reported sizable GDP increases in the first quarter of 2022 and for the last three quarters of 2021.



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