Russia predicted hundreds of thousands of unemployed builders

the Russian construction industry at the end of the year may be short of more than 400 thousand people, and the average monthly salary in the companies-developers has fallen by almost 8% to 38,7 thousand roubles. This forecast was given by experts of the Center for strategic research (CSR).

the Calculations as specified in the RBC document, based on official data of Rosstat, the Federal registration service, Federal tax service, the SPARK database, as well as economic expectations identified during structured interviews with representatives of 150 construction companies. Thus, according to the CSR were taken into account the views of large, medium and small developers.

Experts predict the drop in the total revenue of all firms in the construction sector in 2020 83.9 billion to 339 billion rubles, and profits could be reduced by 2.8 billion to 15 billion rubles.

moreover, in CSR, the demand for new buildings will fall by 14% by the end of this year.

Earlier this week, Rosstat published data according to which in Russia in April 2020 was introduced in 3 million square meters of housing, which is 36.5% less than in the same period last year. For the first 4 months of current year in Russia was built 17.7 million sq m (excluding houses in areas for gardening), which is 9.9% lower than a year earlier.

According to the Ministry, last month, was erected 382 apartment house, built 41,1 thousand new apartments, and from the beginning of year — 1,9 thousand houses and apartments 232,4 thousand, respectively.

let’s Add that the Russian economy in February—March 2020 was under the powerful impact of two negative factors — the rapid spread of the pandemic coronavirus infection COVID-19 and its deleterious effect on the global economy and collapse in oil prices. Against this background, the rouble significantly depreciated against the dollar and the Euro. Reacting to the situation, the government and the Bank of Russia adopted several packages of measures to support the economy and citizens.

May 11, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the end of may 12, a single period of days off, entered March 30, in the fight against COVID-19. He also announced the beginning of implementation of the third package of anti-crisis measures, under which the state, in particular, will increase targeted support for families with children, small businesses, individual entrepreneurs and self-employed. In addition, Putin instructed the government to prepare a national plan for long-term development of the economy, the recovery in employment and incomes.

on 27 may, the Minister of economic development (MED) of the Russian Federation Maxim Reshetnikov said that the total cost of anti-crisis measures to support the Russian economy, aimed at combating the impact of the pandemic coronavirus has reached 3.3 trillion rubles.

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