OREANDA-NEWSRosstat calculated the losses of Russian companies in the first half of 2020. Their main cause was the coronavirus pandemic. This became known from the published data on the website of the department itself.

In its summary, Rosstat did not take into account the indicators of government agencies, small and medium-sized businesses, and the non-financial sector. Losses in other sectors of the economy in the first six months amounted to 3.7 trillion rubles: 2.2 trillion lost profits and 1.5 trillion additional losses compared to the same period last year.

The balanced financial result (total profit minus total loss) amounted to 4.3 trillion rubles against eight trillion in the first half of 2019. The total profit is equal to seven trillion rubles, the loss is 2.7 trillion.

Over the year, the number of enterprises generating profits decreased by four percent. All of them showed a loss for six months. The total share of profitable companies amounted to 64.7 percent, unprofitable ones - 35.3 percent (against 68.6 and 31.4 percent, respectively, a year earlier).

Most of the profitable enterprises are in the field of pipeline transport (87.9 percent), the least - in the field of railway transportation (21.4 percent).