Real-time retail consumption tracker for December 7-13, 2020
Between December 7 and 13, SberIndex analysts say, consumer spending was somewhat close to the figures seen last week, losing –2.8% y-o-y after a 2.3% decline a week before that.
Retail turnover has been staying above last year's metrics for two weeks straight, whereas the service sector is depressed (–19.4% y-o-y).
The Airline Ticket segment has been seeing higher consumer activity for two weeks in a row (–15.2% y-o-y on December 7‒13 after a 50% decline back in November). Furthermore, there are positive shifts in spending on railway tickets (–32.7% y-o-y), in November and early December there were also purchases in the Travel Agencies segment.
This proves that Russians are still going to travel on the New Year holidays.
You can keep track of how Russians travel on SberIndex.ru in the Tourism Index tab.
SberIndex analysts also spotted that the number of active outlets keeps climbing steadily, adding 0.3% every week, which is in line with the seasonal dynamics.