The Russians were more likely to make a major purchase

The Russians were more likely to make a major purchase

Despite claims of total savings in 2017, the Russians were more likely to make a major purchase. If from a year earlier, 39% of them stated that they do not plan on spending big, in fact, this proportion was only 31%

The Russians do not indulge in major purchases, in spite of statements about the desire to save. To such conclusion the research holding “ROMIR” in the annual survey of 1.5 thousand Russians (the study is at the RBC).

In April 2017, 21% of respondents said that large purchases in the last six months purchased home appliances and electronics, 11% of smartphones and tablets, and 7% reported buying a car. This is more than the previous year, reminiscent of “ROMIR”. Then purchasing these groups of goods reported by 13%, 8% and 4% respectively.

In addition, in 2017, 4% of Russians said about buying for the last six months of the apartments. In 2016, such spending allowed himself a half — only 2% of respondents.

Compared to the previous measurement, the Russians have significantly reduced the number of purchases in only two product categories — clothing and footwear — from 38% to 27%. According to a survey by VTsIOM and the center for social design “Platform” buying clothes is difficult for almost 40% of Russians.

Slightly, by 1%, decreased the percentage of Russians, thoroughly spent on entertainment (6%) and leisure (10%), the study says romira.

That last half didn’t do any major spending, said 31% of Russians — the same as a year ago. At the same time revealing that a year ago about the intention not to make major purchases were 39% of respondents.

Thus, the claimed years ago by the Russians the desire to save does not match the actual spending, the researchers conclude. To save the Russians managed on clothing and footwear: planned purchase of 33%, and actually bought 27%. Major expenses on a vacation planned by 12% of Russians, but in the end they carried out 10%. Almost matched the plans and the reality in terms of pay schools (5% and 6% respectively), spending on entertainment (4% and 6%) and purchase of furniture (6% and 8%). For the rest of the expenditure plans of the Russians were exceeded, said analysts romira.

How to remind the authors of the study, two years ago, at the beginning of the crisis, “the Russians made strong statements of intent in the total economy”. However, according to a survey last year, it became obvious that statements do not coincide with reality. In 2016, dropped only a fraction have bought apartments, cars and jewelry. All other expenditures were increased.