Finanz.ru reports a sharp decrease in the size of the “natural rent”, citing truly depressing figures for the domestic oil exports.
Deliveries through the port of Ust-Luga:
April - 1.562 million tons.
August - 1.098 million tons.
Deliveries via Primorsk:
April - 3.993 million tons.
August - 2.002 million tons.
Deliveries via Novorossiysk :
April - 1.688 million tons.
August - 0.452 million tons.
April - 3.006 million tons.
August - 2.511 million tons.
As a result, Russia for 8 months of 2020 sold 64.817 million tons of oil through ports - 20.9% less than in the same period a year ago.
Revenues from the oil exports - a key source of hard currency for the economy - sank 36%: according to the Central Bank, in the first half of the year oil companies received $ 38.4 billion from buyers against $ 59.7 billion a year ago.
In the second quarter, the decline in oil revenues of the economy turned out to be almost threefold: $ 12.8 billion against $ 30 billion.
However, the country's authorities are once again making a good face with a bad game. So, Putin's press secretary Peskov explained these figures in an interview with reporters by the fact that Russia's dependence on oil and gas revenues is allegedly gradually decreasing:
“This figure, of course, cannot suit, and it does not suit anyone. But this figure tends to be phased, albeit slow, reduction. And over the past 10-15 years, this reduction can be seen with the naked eye..."