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Survey of Current Business (October 2019 - January 2020)

Sergey P. Aukutsionek – Head of Center for Transition Economy Studies, Primakov National Research Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Russian Academy of Sciences, Candidate of Economic Sciences (Moscow, Russia). E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Andrey S. Yegorov – Senior Researcher of the Center for Transition Economy Studies, Primakov National Research Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Russian Academy of Sciences, Candidate of Economic Sciences (Moscow, Russia). E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tatyana V. Serzhantova – Senior Researcher of the Center for Transition Economy Studies, Primakov National Research Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow, Russia). E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Stanislav V. Belyakov – Researcher of the Center for Transition Economy Studies, Primakov National Research Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow, Russia). E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

In October 2019, the diffusion index of order-books level increased by 9 percentage points and equaled to 48; it hadn’t been this high for 15 months. The diffusion index of expenditures for equipment, on the contrary, decreased by 10 points, falling to the lowest level in 8 months.

After 9 months of positive dynamics, the share of enterprises that do not purchase equipment for 2 or more consecutive months increased by 18 percentage points.

Compared to July 2019, approval of the government’s economic policy increased markedly: the share of those who approve of it increased by 13 points and reached 19%, and the share of those who do not approve of it decreased by 14 points and reached 24%.

Key words: Russia, industry, industrial enterprises, price level, wages, employment, output, investment, indebtedness to banks, order-book level, stocks of finished products, capacity utilization rate, financial situation, production restrictive factors.