Russia’s real wages showed no growth from the previous year in March of 2019, the same as in the previous month and compared with market expectations of a 0.5 percent rise. Average nominal wages jumped 5.2 percent to RUB 45,000 while annual inflation rate advanced to 5.3 percent, the highest since December of 2016. Wage Growth in Russia averaged 5.71 percent from 1998 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 27.20 percent in December of 2001 and a record low of -41.40 percent in January of 1999.
Wage Growth in Russia is expected to be 0.40 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Wage Growth in Russia to stand at 1.70 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Russia Real Wage Growth is projected to trend around 2.50 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.