Exchange Rate in Russia
Russia - Exchange Rate
Ruble rallies at start of 2019
The Russian ruble recovered lost ground against the U.S. dollar at the beginning of the new year, after weakening sharply at the end of 2018 due to low oil prices. On 1 February, the ruble ended the day at 65.4 per USD, up 6.1% from the same day last month. Despite this year’s gains, the ruble was still down 17.0% against the USD from the same day of last year, after weakening sharply due to sanctions-related woes.
The currency’s strengthening was supported by a robust current account surplus. Depressed imports and solid oil exports caused the current account surplus to come in at nearly USD 40 billion in the fourth quarter of 2018, the best result since Q2 2012. In addition, cautious monetary policy is also helping to shore up the ruble.
Russia Exchange Rate Forecast
The FocusEconomics panel sees the ruble losing some ground by the end of the year, as geopolitical concerns weigh on sentiment. The Consensus Forecast predicts the ruble will end the year at 67.29 per USD and end 2020 at 68.46 per USD.
Russia - Exchange Rate Data
|Exchange Rate (vs USD)||32.73||56.26||72.88||60.27||57.63|
5 years of economic forecasts for more than 30 economic indicators.
Russia Exchange Rate Chart
Source: Thomson Reuters.
|Bond Yield||6.38||0.13 %||Nov 21|
|Exchange Rate||64.02||-0.12 %||Nov 21|
|Stock Market||2,943||-1.03 %||Nov 21|
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December 6, 2019
In November, consumer prices rose 0.3% over the previous month, up slightly from October’s 0.1% month-on-month uptick and marking the first increase in six months.
December 4, 2019
The IHS Markit Russia Services Business Activity Index came in at 55.6 in November, broadly unchanged from October’s one-year high of 55.8.
Russia: Sliding PMI points to sharpest contraction in manufacturing activity in over a decade in November
December 2, 2019
The manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) produced by IHS Markit fell to an over one-decade low of 45.6 in November, from 47.2 in October.
November 22, 2019
Merchandise exports totaled USD 35.0 billion in September, representing a 9.3% contraction from the USD 38.6 billion sum recorded in the same month of 2018.
November 18, 2019
Industrial output rose 2.6% year-on-year in October, moderating from September’s 3.0% increase and marking the weakest result since May.