The growth rates of the net financial result of the relatively low base of the crisis in 2020 have stabilized. As Rosstat reported yesterday, in January-August this figure (profit minus losses) for all companies in the Russian Federation (excluding small businesses, banks and budgetary institutions) amounted to 16.925 trillion rubles. This is 2.7 times more than it was at the end of the same period in 2020 – 6.363 trillion rubles. (then, against the backdrop of a pandemic and a decline in oil prices, the financial result shrank by 38% at once).
The same – 2.7 times – the excess of the indicator was at the end of seven months, according to the results of six months it was 2.6 times. The maximum difference between 2021 and 2020 was at the end of the first quarter – the financial result for three months exceeded the indicator of the comparable period by 3.4 times. At that time, such a dynamic was ensured by the effect of a very low base: in March 2020, against the background of a pandemic, for the first time in five years, Rosstat recorded a balanced loss (the last time the cumulative loss exceeded profit at the height of previous crises – in December 2008, January 2009 and January 2015).
Now the balanced result has developed from the fact that 40.1 thousand organizations have made a profit in the amount of 18.824 trillion rubles. (82% higher than the value of the corresponding period of the previous year), and 15.4 thousand – a loss in the amount of 1.899 trillion rubles. (52% lower than the value of January — August 2020). Thus, the increase in the financial result occurred both due to the growth of profits of profitable companies, and due to a reduction in the total amount of losses of unprofitable organizations. The share of organizations that made a profit in January-August this year amounted to 72%. According to Rosstat, most of all the share of profitable organizations grew in such sectors as railway transport, coal mining, hotels and catering establishments, oil and natural gas production.
Rosstat recorded the largest net profit in processing – 5.3 trillion rubles. This is 2.6 times more than in January-August 2020. The second industry in terms of net financial result was mining – 4.375 trillion rubles. (also 2.6 times more). The top three richest industries are closed by wholesale and retail trade with a financial result of 3.222 trillion rubles. (an increase of 4.9 times).