Macro-economic data up to 202225 December, 2017
Russian corporates are buying again. This explains the rally in B2B sales along with Moscow modernization, the bridge to Crimea and the World Cup investment. B2B companies appear set to report strong rouble growth this year and plan to replicate that in 2018 but at lower growth levels in the 5-10% range.
After a strong-steady growth result in 2017 for pharmaceutical and health with 76% of respondents reporting sales in a range of 5-20% range, remarkably the same proportion plan such numbers for 2018.
2017 was disappointing year for some consumer product companies with 37% reporting flat or negative rouble sales. But others have picked up over the last months and this can be seen in the figures.
2017 was a year when a growing number of companies found it easier to meet FX targets and when rouble budgets were harder to hit. 2018 budgets say that the rouble will stay at current levels or within a 2-5% weakening band — a fair presumption assuming oil price stays in a band of $50-55 which is today’s consensus.
Central scenario - 2018 economic outlook (oil averages $50-55)
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