the restaurant market in Russia fell in the “non-working” April is 51.5% yoy to 64.5 billion rubles, follows from the data of Federal state statistics service.
for the first 4 months of this year the turnover of public catering (restaurants, cafes and bars) amounted to 454.7 billion, a decrease of 11.1% compared to the same period last year.
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.
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 pagobnova impact 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.
on 2 June Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin presented to the President a national plan for the recovery of the Russian economy in 2020-2021 years, noting in particular that the cost of the plan will be about 5 trillion rubles.
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