Real disposable income of Russians (adjusted for inflation the amount that remains available after mandatory payments) in January 2017 increased at an annual rate of 8.1%, follows from the materials of Rosstat.
The growth of real incomes of Russians official statistics recorded after 26 months of falling, for the last time before that, an increase was observed in October 2014 (+1.9 percent). After that, the real incomes of Russians fell, and in August of 2016, the pace of contraction has reached the highest level in more than seven years (-8,5%).
Overall, at the end of 2016, the incomes of Russians fell by 5.9%, almost twice the reduction in 2015 (minus 3.2%), and more than eight times the result of 2014 (minus 0.7%).
Recorded in the first month of 2017 the increase in the real income of Russians in Rosstat associated with the payment of pensioners “compensation” for the abandonment of full indexation of pensions in 2016 in the amount of 5 thousand rubles.
“This increase was largely provided a one-time cash payment in the amount of 5 thousand rubles, produced in January of 2017”, — stated in the message Department.
Due to the payment of pensioners, the nominal income of the average Russian in January 2017 increased in comparison with the first month of the previous year from 12.5% to 24 thousand 225 RUB.
At the same time, the nominal size of the average Russian salary in January 2017 increased by 8.3% (to 35,65 rbl.). The real wages of the average Russian, reflecting the purchasing power of a worker’s money, at the same time increased only 3.1%.
According to Rosstat, in January—September 2016 the poverty line lived 20.3 million Russians, or 13.9% of the population. However, Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets in mid-December 2016, warned that poor much more in Russia.