Handbook contains the statistics on social and economic situation of the Russian Federation. There provided are data on major social and economic characteristics of the Russian Federation, information that describes geographic and climatic conditions of Russia, data on environment and national welfare. The Yearbook covers information on population, employment and money incomes as well as social sphere. The System of National Accounts (SNA) contains indicators characterizing macroeconomic aspects of the setting up and functioning of market economy. Included are general characteristics of enterprises and organisations, information on small entrepreneurship, peasants household farms and privatization of state and municipal property.
The publication features indicators that highlight selected sectors of the economy: industry, agriculture, construction, transport as well as rendering services to population. It also encompasses science capacity of the Russian Federation, returns of scientific developments and innovations, financial status of enterprises and agencies, investments, prices and tariffs.
Information on foreign trade and activities of enterprises with foreign capital participation is included in the chapter "External economic activities". There are data on international comparisons of Russia and foreign countries.
The Yearbook comprises statistics by selected indicators as to enable the more comprehensive information on the subjects of the Russian Federation to be obtained.