Foreigners spent during the soccer world Cup 39 billion rubles, and Sberbank have found. In one of the first days competition at the St. Nicholas Qataris have made four purchases at 8 million rubles.
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The total expenditure of foreigners in European Russia during the world Cup (June 14 — July 15) totaled approximately $1.5 billion, the study said Sberbank (there RBC), which conducted an analysis of spending on foreign cards in their systems (ATMs and acquiring terminal) in the days of the world Cup. During the championship the costs of foreigners on the territory of the European part of Russia grew in 2 times in comparison with the same period in 2017, which accounted for the holding of the confederations Cup, the study said.
Only the systems of the savings Bank during the world Cup, foreigners have spent in Russia 39 billion rubles, which is two times more than in 2017, said the Bank. This amount includes transactions on cards issued outside Russia, including cash withdrawals at ATMs, as well as the operations of exchange of currency for rubles.
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The largest increase year to year — 18 times noted in Saransk, followed by Krasnodar region (4.9%), Samara (4.6 times) and Nizhny Novgorod region (4.1 times). “Despite these remarkable growth expense movements in Moscow and St. Petersburg, amounting to 2 times and 1.9 times, respectively, appear modest”, — the report of the spending of foreign visitors.
During the championship, the savings Bank has served its acquiring network customers in 194 countries, not counting Russia. A month earlier, the Bank served 187 countries. New countries, maps of which were not in the previous period were Ethiopia, Vanuatu, Tonga and Guinea-Bissau.
The number of unique foreign Bank cards (cards, which in the analyzed period there were at least one transaction), served in the acquiring network of the savings Bank has increased 3.5 times, to 899 thousand
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On 16 June, on the third day of the world Cup, visitors from Qatar made four purchases in the amount of 8 million rubles. the main football the streets of Moscow on Nikolskaya, recorded the savings Bank. The study does not say what the purchase Qataris have spent the same amount.
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It Qatar will be the host country of the next world Cup, which will be held in 2022. In this regard, in the days of the world championship in the cities, where the matches were organized by site, which tells about the history and culture of Qatar, in Moscow, in Gorky Park, opened pavilion, “the Majlis in Qatar”, dedicated to the 2022 world Cup, and the Emir of Qatar Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani attended the final match in “Luzhniki”.
Turnover in acquiring network of the savings Bank on St. Nicholas during the whole period of the championship on the cards of foreign issuers increased by almost 3.5 times and amounted to 220 million rubles. More than anyone in Nikol spent cardholders from China (50 million rubles), Mexico (22 million rubles), USA (16 million RUB), Qatar (12 million rubles). The peak of operations came on June 18 when customers in one day made the purchase of 12.5 million rubles.
The average bill for a fan-made street made was 8800 RUB. compared to $ 6500 in the previous period.
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If you look at the breakdown of the spending of foreigners, the largest cost item is “other” (12 billion rubles). Amongst the most popular items of expenditure were accommodation (RUB 5 billion), restaurants and fast food (6.1 billion rubles) and airlines (RUB 1.4 billion). As for hotels, the total for the country even more, the authors of the study: the fans enjoyed different types of housing and not necessarily paid for his card or rubles. “Many of the [pre -] paid tours or have used international booking systems,” indicate the authors of the study. However, the increase year-on-year in hotels about 4%.
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Transport cost the guests in 4-6% of all expenses. The airlines received for their services 1,377 billion rubles, which is 2.46 times higher than the figures last year. But ill visiting medically a little. Pharmacies fans left 470 million rbl. — growth of only 5% year-on-year.
The greatest surge in costs year-on-year registered in the sports goods. Bought them at 9.2 times more than in 2017: foreign visitors spent on this article, more than 3.4 billion rubles.
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Even if we analyze the two largest articles — accommodation and meals, you can distinguish bright features in the consumption, the study authors write. “Representatives of countries with the highest per capita income do not want to skimp on comfort”. — they say.
So, the share of expenditure on hotels have guests from USA, UK, Germany, Austria exceeded 20% of their total costs. According to this indicator, they are more than four times ahead of guests from Latvia, Belarus, Estonia and Ukraine, which have a significant proportion of costs accounted for supermarkets.
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The US accounts for a fifth of total spending on restaurants and Souvenirs — 713,76 million and 176 million rubles, respectively. The Chinese and residents of Qatar spend on clothes 26 and 45% of total expenditure respectively, on the map of Europe and the USA this figure is only 10-15%.
“Stand fans from China, who preferred the purchase of jewelry and watches”, — is spoken in research of Sberbank. So, representatives of the PRC have provided 65,1% of spending on cosmetics (451,27 RUB m) and 38.6% of the demand for decoration (404,2 mln.).