Import of Machinery & Industrial Equipment to Russia

The Russian demand for Western production equipment, machine-tool, related accessories and peripherals remains strong:

  • Needs of modernization of the current equipment are high, investments in new production lines or equipment upgrades are announced frequently
  • Industrial Production Index in Russia was up 3,7% in November 2018 (y/y), which confirms the progressive return to growth of the Russian manufacturing sector since 2017
  • Competition from Asian countries is increasing; proximity to customers and high reactivity are important differentiation factors

Regions such as Nizhniy Novgorod, Samara, Yekaterinburg and Novosibirsk present a substantial business potential for manufacturers active in the mechanical, electrical and metal industry.

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The estimated market of machining equipment for the Russian aerospace sector in 2018.

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Positions occupied by machinery and electrical equipment in the TOP-10 Russian import categories in 2017.



The number of businesses related to this sector in Russia.



The amount to be invested by the Kremlin in the development of domestic machine-tool manufacturers by 2020.

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