Vedomosti reported this, citing the Consumer Sentiment Index of the Center for Market Research of the Institute for Statistical Research and Economics of Knowledge of the Higher School of Economics.
Analysts note that in past crises, the index in Russia has declined more strongly. For example, in 2015 - up to -32%, in 2009 - up to -35%, in 1998-1999 - up to -45%. But in the current crisis (-30%) all indicators have collapsed in one quarter. For comparison, in Denmark the consumer confidence index fell to -2%, and in Sweden - to -5%.
In the Russian Federation, during the vulgar crisis episodes, the negative effect was cumulative, the authors of the study say. At the same time, they note that the consumer confidence index lost no more than 14-15% at once.
43% of the respondents said that in the last quarter they felt a deterioration in their financial situation. And only 10% expressed confidence that the situation could improve in the coming year.