Some key indicators of the
Russian economy

  • Gold and currency reserves -
  • $482,800 bln (01.03.19)
  • $460,400 bln (08.05.18)
  • $393,500 bln (27.02.17)
  • $391,300 bln (01.01.16)
  • $379,400 bln (19.02.16)
  • $376,208 bln (01.02.15)
  • $498,900 bln (25.02.14)
  • $527,708 bln (10.04.13)
  • $498,649 bln (31.01.12)
  • Reserve Fund total assets -
  • $59.138 bln (01.03.19)
  • $65.88 bln (01.04.18)
  • $88.64 bln (27.02.17)
  • $120.87 bln (26.02.16)
  • $163.09 bln (01.02.15)
  • $174.52 bln (01.02.14)
  • $170.70 bln (01.04.13)
  • $112.00 bln (31.01.12)
  • Brent spot –
  • $66.62 (11.03.19)
  • $75.68 (08.05.18)
  • $56.04 (27.02.17)
  • $40.45 (25.03.16)
  • $35.10 (26.02.16)
  • $58.08 (10.02.15)
  • $110.00 (25.02.14)
  • $115.08 (04.09.13)
  • $110.24 (23.05.11)
  • GDP -
  • 2018- 103626 bln RUR
  • 2017- 92000 bln RUR
  • 2016- 88500 bln RUR
  • 2015- 80400 bln RUR
  • 2014- 70976 bln RUR
  • 2013- 66700 bln RUR
  • 2012- 62357 bln RUR
  • 2011- 54370 bln RUR
  • 2010- 40665 bln RUR
  • Inflation -
  • 2018 - 4.3%
  • 2017 - 2.5%
  • 2016 - 5.4%
  • 2015 - 12.9%
  • 2014 - 11.4%
  • 2013 - 6.5%
  • 2012 - 6.6 %
  • 2011 - 6.6 %
  • 2010 - 8.8 %
  • RTS Stock Exchange index –
  • 1176 (11.03.19)
  • 1154 (08.05.18)
  • 1129 (27.02.17)
  • 865 (25.03.16)
  • 962 (24.06.15)
  • 840 (10.02.15)
  • 1306 (25.02.14)
  • 1569 (31.01.12)

        Reasons to invest in Russia

 

Currently, Russia's relations with the majority of advanced industrial economies are experiencing not the best period. This is due not only to the political reasons, but also macroeconomic drivers, in particular - a sharp drop of hydrocarbons world prices and the growing crisis warnings for the Chinese economy.

 

EU and US sanctions against Russian state and companies are also not the best impact factors for the investment climate in Russia, as well as Russian retaliatory sanctions, significantly limiting import of food and number of high technology products.

 

Далеко не лучшим образом влияют на инвестиционный климат в России также санкции ЕС и США в отношении российского государства и компаний, а также российские контрсанкции, существенно ограничивающие импорт в Россию продовольствия и ряда технологичных товаров.

 

However, at all levels of Russian government, including the President of the Russian Federation, it has repeatedly stressed that there can be no any voluntary self-isolation of Russia from world markets or withdrawal from the WTO.

 

The vast majority of large foreign investors, despite the ever increasing difficulties of business conditions intend to maintain and even develop their business in Russia.

 

In present environment, especially in the IT industry, the role of local business partners of foreign companies is significantly increasing as they have to bear the main burden in the products and services delivery to Russian customers. So, choosing the right partner is becoming a crucial success factor. Failures are unacceptable in this sphere.

 

At the same time, even legal restrictions related to import substitution, storage of personal data, etc, provide new challenges  for development, particularly in the area of cloud services based on such models as  Software as a service, Platform as a service, Infrastructure as a service.