the restaurant market in Russia fell in June by 42.9% yoy (after may 52,1%) to 79.2 billion rubles, follows from the data of Federal state statistics service.
for the first 6 months of this year the turnover of public catering (restaurants, cafes, bars, canteens at enterprises) amounted to 598,8 billion, a decrease of 23.9% in comparison with the I half of last year.
the Turnover of public catering in Russia in 2020 began to decline due to limitations on the backdrop of the spread of coronavirus.
moreover, the pandemic coronavirus has affected the substantial slowdown in the growth of public catering in Russia, and has also led to an increase in average purchase Lunches in major cities, says TASS with reference to the study of service 2GIS. “From mid-2019 to March the number of catering industry, according to 2GIS, increased by an average of 1% per month. In March 2020, their number has decreased by 2%. Then the dynamics became positive, but the growth of only 0.2% in the month, compared to the pre-crisis period, the growth rate fell 5 times”, — experts state.
Recall that March 25, in a televised address to the nation Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed “extreme importance” to prevent “the threat of a rapid spread of the disease.” In this regard, he announced the week of 30 March-5 April “off, with pay”. April 2 in the course of the next televised address, Putin stated that the threat from pandemic coronavirus infection COVID-19 is maintained. The head of state decided “to extend the state of non-working days until the end of the month, ie April 30, inclusive”, but “with the retention by the employees of their wages.” On 28 April, the President extended a state of non-working days before 12 may, combining the traditional may holidays on the working days from 6 to 8 may. May 11, Putin announced the end of may 12 a single period non-working days.
In late July, was made public the results of research Agency Data Insight and Delivery Club, according to which almost two-thirds of the Russian restaurants are waiting for the return of revenues to pre-crisis level by the end of 2020, but 27% of restaurant owners chose not to give accurate prediction. The survey, conducted in early July among more than 600 restaurateurs, the majority of restaurants (59%) predicts a recovery in revenues until the end of this year, another 14% in the spring of 2021.
meanwhile, 27% of restaurant owners chose not to give an accurate forecast and indicated that they looked forward to the restoration industry only after the full completion of the pandemic coronavirus infection COVID-19 and the lifting of all restrictive measures.
Earlier, in early June, the founder of the service to find a well-paid job SuperJob Alexei Zakharov has not excluded that in result of restrictions imposed by the authorities, by September, will close at least half of catering establishments in Russia. According to him, in this area is not very high entry threshold, and therefore probably on the site of the closed café comes a new. But, in General, suggested the expert, catering to recover from isolation for a long time — about three years. About the same time it will take outbound tourism and air transportation, said Zakharov.
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.