Eastern Europe / Data

Eight out of ten of Russians consider themselves happy, says VTsIOM

bne IntelliNews March 20, 2023

Eight out of ten (82%) of Russians consider themselves happy, according to a recent survey conducted by state-owned Russian Public Opinion Research Centre (VTsIOM).

Russia’s CBR keeps key rate at 7.5%, guidance hawkish

bne IntelliNews March 17, 2023

The board of the Central Bank of Russia (CBR) resolved to keep the key interest rate unchanged at 7.5% at the policy meeting of March 17, while maintaining a hawkish rhetoric, but refrained from issuing a tougher monetary guidance.

US, Russia have the largest nuclear-powered submarine fleets

Anna Fleck for Statista March 15, 2023

Australia is to become the seventh country in the world to introduce nuclear-powered submarines to its naval fleet, as part of a newly brokered deal between the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia (AUKUS), reports Statista.

Ukraine sees increase in overdue loans but banks aren't taking debtors to court

Dominic Culverwell in London March 15, 2023

Ukraine saw an increase in overdue loans last year, rising from 34% to 39%, Ukraine Business News reported on March 14.

Russia brings in another all-time record harvest of 153mn-155mn tonnes of grain

bne IntelliNews March 14, 2023

Russia has brought in a new all-time high record harvest of 153mn-155mn tonnes of grain, President Vladimir Putin said during the visit to the Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant on March 14.

Russian inflation falls to 11% in February, analysts not expecting a rate hike in March

bne IntelliNews March 13, 2023

Russian inflation figures for February show the rate fell slightly below market expectations at 11% year on year. However, experts predict that it will fall further in March, to the central bank's target rate of 4% as base effects take hold.

Russia’s car sales down 62% y/y in February

bne IntelliNews March 7, 2023

Russia’s sales of new cars and light commercial vehicles (LCVs) plummeted by 62.1% y/y to 41,900 in February, the Association of European Businesses said.

Russian Services PMI turns positive in February

bne IntelliNews March 4, 2023

Russian service providers posted an upturn in business activity during February 2023, showing the first increase in output five months and helping to put composite output PMI (services and manufacturing) into positive territory.

Russia’s Manufacturing PMI improves further in February

bne IntelliNews March 1, 2023

Russian manufacturing firms indicated a further improvement in operating conditions in February, with the rate of expansion being the fastest since early-2017, according to the latest PMI reports from S&P Global.

Russia still earning half a billion dollars a day from oil exports

Katharina Buchholz for Statista February 27, 2023

Despite major efforts by the US, the EU and other countries to restrict Russia's fossil fuel revenues, the country is still earning more than half a billion dollars from oil and gas sales per day.

The world's most-sanctioned countries

Florian Zandt for Statista February 27, 2023

In the wake of its invasion of Ukraine, Russia is now the most-sanctioned country in the world, with 14,081 sanctions on Russian individuals and entities currently in place.

The countries sending the most military aid to Ukraine

Martin Armstrong for Statista February 27, 2023

Looking at pledges of military aid to Ukraine between January 24, 2022 and January 15, 2023, the US government has committed to providing more financial assistance for military purposes than any other country.

Which world leaders have met Zelenskiy in Ukraine?

Katharina Buchholz for Statista February 24, 2023

In the lead-up to the one-year anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, visits of world leaders have picked up in Kyiv. US President Joe Biden, Italian PM Giorgia Meloni and Spanish PM Pedro Sanchez all visited President Zelenskiy this week

Levada poll finds 75% of Russians supporting war

bne IntelliNews February 24, 2023

According to a new survey by the independent institute Levada Center, 75% of Russian said in January that they supported the actions of Russian military forces in Ukraine, Statista reports.

Russia’s slide towards dictatorship drags down global democracy index

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow February 23, 2023

Invasion of Ukraine "accompanied by all-out repression and censorship at home", says EIU, presenting latest Democracy Index.

The New START Treaty's effect on nuclear warhead deployment

Martin Armstrong for Statista February 23, 2023

The New START missile treaty (New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty) was signed by the United States and Russia in 2010 and brought into force from February 2011. And it was very effective.

Gas prices fall further on record 64% full European gas tanks

bne IntelliNews February 23, 2023

Gas reserves in Europe's underground storage facilities (UGS) have dropped to 69bn cubic metres and are 63.7% full as of February 22, Gas Infrastructure Europe (GIE) reports.

Russia's budget deficit widens as oil prices fall and military spending rises

bne IntelliNews February 22, 2023

Russia's budget deficit has increased significantly in recent months and is likely to remain under pressure due to lower oil prices and higher military spending, according to Capital Economics.

Russia to export 50-60mn tonnes of grain in 2023 agricultural year

bne IntelliNews February 22, 2023

Russia will increase grain exports to 55-60mn tonnes by the end of the current agricultural year, President Vladimir Putin said during his State of the Nation Address to the Federal Assembly on February 21.

EBRD maintains Russia 3% GDP contraction forecast for 2023

bne IntelliNews February 16, 2023

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) lowered its forecast for Russia's economic growth in 2022 to 3.5% in 2022 but maintained its forecast for a 3% decline in GDP in 2023.