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Execution of the Federal Budget H1 2018

Tatyana Tischenko – Senior Research fellow of the Budget Policy Department of the Gaidar Institute; Senior Research fellow of the Budget Policy Department, Institute for Applied Economic Studies, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Candidate of Economic Sciences. Е-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

According to the results of H1 2018, federal budget revenues increased by 1.8 p.p. of GDP as compared to the relevant period of the previous year, while the share of oil and gas revenues rose from 40.4% to 45.6%. On the contrary, expenditures in relation to GDP fell by 1.2 p.p. As a result, in the first six months of this year the budget was administered with a surplus of 1.9% of GDP as compared to the deficit of 1.0% of GDP a year before.

Key words: federal budget, budget revenues, budget expenditures, budget surplus.