The real effective rouble rate to the basket of foreign currencies slid down by one percent in the first months of the current year, the Central Bank of Russia says in its report posted on its official website.
In January 2014, the nominal effective rouble rate weakened by 1.2 percent.
In the period under review, the real effective rouble rate against the U.S. dollars decreased by 1.1 percent, and went down by 1.2 percent against the European single currency. The nominal rouble rate against the U.S. dollar went down by 1.7 percent, and against the euro – by 1.6 percent.
In 2013, the real effective rouble rate decreased by 2.8 percent , the CBR says in the document.
Last year, the rouble nominal efficiency index went down by 6.4 percent. The Russian rouble exchange rate against the U.S. dollar in real terms slid down by two percent, and against the European single currency – by 5.9 percent.
The Russian rouble exchange rate in nominal terms against the U.S. dollar decreased by 6.5 percent, and against the euro – dropped by 10.5 percent in 2013.