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The world's biggest oil producers

Anna Fleck for Statista December 7, 2022

The United States is by far the world’s biggest producer of oil, having produced around 16.6mn barrels of oil on average per day in 2021, Statista reports.

Drop in Russia’s car sales continues in November with 62% slump

bne IntelliNews December 7, 2022

Sales of passenger cars and light commercial vehicles (LCVs) declined by 62% year on year in November to 46,403 vehicles, according to the Association of European Businesses that oversees the industry.

Russian composite output stagnates as services PMI contracts in November

bne IntelliNews December 6, 2022

Despite the sharp improvement of the Russia Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index™ (PMI) seen in November, continued contraction in the services sector has kept the composite output stagnating in the reporting month.

Global wage growth fails to beat inflation for the first time in 20 years

Statista December 6, 2022

The global inflation crisis paired with lacklustre economic growth and an outlook clouded by uncertainties have led to a decline in real wages around the world, a new report published by the International Labour Organization (ILO) has found.

LNG in Europe: ready or not?

Martin Armstrong for Statista December 2, 2022

With the reliable supply of Russian gas to Europe a thing of the past since the eruption of war in Ukraine, many European countries have been scrambling to find alternative sources of energy. Many have turned to LNG.

Russia’s manufacturing PMI improves at sharpest pace in more than five years

bne IntelliNews December 1, 2022

Russian manufacturing firms recorded their fastest improvement in almost six years as the S&P Global Russia Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index™ (PMI) posted 53.2 in November, up from 50.7 in October – the fastest expansion since 2017.

Ukraine liberates 74,000 square kilometres since Russia’s invasion

Statista November 28, 2022

After the Russian military withdrew to the eastern bank of the Dnipro River in Kherson, the residents of the region that had been under Russian rule for eight months celebrated their liberation by Ukrainian troops, reports Statista.

Russian diamond exports still flowing to Belgium

Statista November 28, 2022

Despite wide-ranging sanctions put in place against Russia since the invasion of Ukraine on February 24, diamonds from the country are still flowing freely into the European Union.

Secret Kremlin poll finds dissatisfaction with the Ukraine war rising

Andrey Pertsev for Meduza November 24, 2022

The Kremlin secretly commissioned a series of focus groups to probe public attitudes about the war in Ukraine, and the findings aren’t encouraging for Russia’s president, Meduza reports.

Russia’s international reserves up by $10bn in the first week of November to $552.1bn

bne IntelliNews November 19, 2022

Russia’s international reserves rose to $552.1bn rising by 1.9% (or $10.5bn) over the week as of November 11, the Central Bank of Russia accounced.

Inflation in Ukraine hit 26.6% y/y in October

Dominic Culverwell in Oxford November 11, 2022

Inflation in Ukraine increased by 2.5% in October 2022 compared to September and by 26.6% year on year, Economic Pravda reported on November 10.

Ukraine international reserves increase by $1.3bn in October to $25bn

bne IntelliNews November 9, 2022

Ukraine's international reserves increased by $1.315bn, or 5.5%, in October bringing the total to $25.2bn, UBN reported on November 9.

Russia’s manufacturing PMI runs out of steam in October

bne IntelliNews November 1, 2022

The seasonally adjusted S&P Russia Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index posted 50.7 in October, remaining above the no-change mark of 50.0 indicating expansion, but slowing down from 52.0 seen in September.

Ukrainian refugees return home despite warnings against doing so

Statista October 30, 2022

More than 6mn people have returned home in Ukraine despite the war raging on, according to the latest figures from the International Organization for Migration (IOM), Statista reports.

Russia’s CBR keeps key rate flat at 7.5% on escalating uncertainty

bne IntelliNews October 28, 2022

The board of the Central Bank of Russia (CBR) resolved to maintain the key interest rate flat at 7.5% at the policy meeting of October 28, making no key rate cut for the first time in six months, as expected by the market.

Russian industry slides into 3% decline in September

bne IntelliNews October 27, 2022

Russian industrial output in September 2022 declined by 3.1% year on year versus a 0.1% y/y decline in August, according to the latest data from RosStat statistics agency.

Why the war in Ukraine threatens global food security

Statista October 27, 2022

More than six weeks into Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, there’s no end in sight to the conflict that has shaken the world to its very core. The war is also having major repercussions on food security.

US support for Ukraine hit by rising petrol prices

Statista October 25, 2022

While support for Ukraine remains high overall in the United States eight months into the war, Americans’ wallets are feeling the pinch of rising fuel and gas prices following heavy sanctions against Russia.

IMF increases global inflation outlook in 2022 to 9.9%

bne IntelliNews October 24, 2022

The International Monetary Fund has said that it expects inflation pressures to be significant around the world in 2022. Inflation is predicted to be worse in developing economies, where price increases are projected to reach 9.9% on average.