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January 21, 2022, 07:03

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The growth leaders were hotels, whose turnover increased by 94 percent compared to the year before last and amounted to 80 billion rubles.

The turnover of enterprises in the sectors most affected by the pandemic in 2021 reached 4.8 trillion rubles, exceeding the result of 2020 by 62.7 percent. This was announced by the Deputy Mayor of Moscow for Economic Policy and Property and Land Relations Vladimir Efimov.

“The maximum turnover of the affected industries last year was in the fourth quarter – almost 1.5 trillion rubles. In October and November, despite 11 non-working days, their monthly revenue was about 460 billion rubles – only seven percent lower than in September. In December 2021, a record was set in terms of turnover: the revenue of the affected industries reached 576 billion rubles, exceeding the level of November by 25 percent,” the deputy mayor explained.

The turnover of the affected industries is also ahead of the pre-pandemic level: in the second half of 2021, they were 43 percent higher than in the same period in 2019.

The growth leaders were hotels, whose turnover increased by 94 percent compared to the year before last and amounted to 80 billion rubles. The media and printing industry increased their revenue by 60 percent over the year, to 45.1 billion rubles. The sphere of personal services showed an increase in turnover by 57 percent – up to 110.3 billion rubles, the affected sectors of trade – by 54 percent, that is, up to 2.7 billion rubles, dentistry – by 50 percent, up to 54.2 billion rubles. The turnover of public catering enterprises increased by 44 percent – up to 383 billion rubles, said the Minister of the Government of Moscow, head of the Moscow Department of Economic Policy and Development Kirill Purtov.

Most of the affected industries were able to restore pre-pandemic turnover last year. The exception was tour operators: although they managed to increase revenue by 73 percent compared to 2020, it still lags behind the level of 2019, the Analytical Center of Moscow notes.

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