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Small business in Russia is approaching stagnation
According to experts, small and medium-sized businesses in Russia are close to a state of stagnation. Recently, a third of entrepreneurs have lost revenue. The most difficult situation is in the manufacturing sector, but in the services sector, on the contrary, there is growth.
As the RBC, the study was conducted by specialists of Promsvyazbank, Opora Rossii and Magram Market Research. According to them, over the past quarter, the value of the business activity index of small and medium-sized enterprises decreased to 50,9 points. At the same time, last year the index also fell sharply in the second half of the year.
Experts evaluated the mood of the business in three sectors - trade, manufacturing and the service sector. The most pessimistic situation in production is that its index fell from 53,9 to 49,4 points. In the service sector, growth has been observed - the index has risen from 50,8 to 52,9 points.