Total wage arrears in Russia decreased by 3.6% in March 2014 reaching RUB 2.569 billion as of April 1, the Federal State Statistics Service informed.
Wage arrears due to the lack of locally available funds totaled RUB 2.546 billion (99.1% of the total arrears), 3.7% less than on March 1. Wage arrears due to delayed transfers from budgets of various levels increased by 10.6% against the previous month to RUB 23 million. Backlog of payments from the federal budget decreased 62 times to RUB 0.1 million, backlog of payments from regional budgets increased 3.7 times to RUB 14 million, backlog of payments from local budgets decreased by 3.8% to RUB 10 million.
The manufacturing sector accounts for 37%, construction and development for 17%, transport for 14%, agriculture, hunting and related services as well as lumbering for 11%, mineral production for 8%, R&D for 6% of the total wage arrears