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April 17, 2021 11:09 am

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In particular, the volume of trade in non-food products amounted to 285.4 billion rubles, and the revenue of the service sector in March reached 642.5 billion rubles.

The turnover of Moscow trade and service organizations in March 2021 reached 1.18 trillion rubles, 28 percent more than last year.

“Since February, after a slight January decline in consumer activity, the aggregate turnovers of trading and service providers have again exceeded one trillion rubles a month, which they reached last November. In March, the turnover of trade enterprises increased by 17 percent – up to 539.3 billion rubles. In particular, trade in non-food products showed an increase of 23 percent – 285.4 billion rubles. The revenue of the service sector in March reached 642.5 billion rubles, an increase of 39 percent compared to March last year, “- said the Minister of the Moscow Government, head

Department of Economic Policy and City Development Kirill Purtov

In turn, the turnover of the industries most affected by the restrictions during the pandemic in March 2021 amounted to 359.5 billion rubles, which is 32 percent more than in March last year. This is the highest figure since October 2019. Meanwhile, at the peak of the first wave of restrictions in April and May 2020, the turnover of the affected industries fell to 98 billion rubles and 121.8 billion rubles, respectively.

In March, the consumer services sector increased revenue by 21 percent compared to March last year (up to 8.1 billion rubles), the catering industry – by 23 percent (up to 30.7 billion rubles), and cultural, sports and leisure organizations – by 70 percent (up to 14.6 billion rubles), added Kirill Purtov.

The turnover of the sports and beauty industry returned to the indicators of the beginning of 2020

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