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Industrial Production Dynamics in H1 2018: Rosstat Revises Its Statistics

Andrey Kaukin – Head of Department for System Analysis of Sectoral Markets, Institute of Industry and Markets Infrastructures, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration; Head of Sectoral Markets and Infrastructure Department of the Gaidar Institute, Candidate of Economic Sciences. Е-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Eugenia Miller – Research fellow of the Industrial Markets and Infrastructure Studies Department, Institute for Applied Economic Studies, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration. Е-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Rosstat announced late in Q2 2018 that it would need to revise its statistics on industrial production dynamics. As a result, growth rates, which were close to zero in the first quarter, turned positive for both the manufacturing and extraction sectors at the half year’s end. A lack of transparency in the data revision methodology raises reasonable questions about the quality of Russian statistics.

Key words: industry, economic sectors, mining industry and manufacturing, Rosstat.