11 Jun 2009 17:18

Rosstat adjusts Q1 Russian GDP decline down to 9.8%

MOSCOW. June 11 (Interfax) - Russian GDP plummeted 9.8% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2009, the Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat) said.

The agency's preliminary estimate, aired on May 15, was that the economy had shrunk 9.5% in the quarter.