Russian gas GDP has decreased by 3.6% in seven months as compared with the same period in 2014.
The Ministry of Economic Development of the RF has published the data on economic conditions monitoring. The sequential slowing down of GDP is made clear, excluding seasonal characteristics. The breaking point was reached in July. GDP growth was 0.1%.
Seasonal characteristics excluded, GDP was positively influenced by raw materials extraction, processing enterprises, the production and distribution of electric energy and gas and water, and retailing. However, one negative factor is the decrease in construction and investment, as the document notes.