Russia PESTLE Insights – A Macroeconomic Outlook Report

Mining, manufacturing and utilities contributed 29.9% to Russia’s gross value added (GVA) in 2020, followed by financial intermediation, real estate and business activities (17.8%), and wholesale, retail and hotels (14.6%). In nominal terms, the three sectors are forecast to grow by 10.7%, 4.8% and 3.2%, respectively in 2021.

Metropolitan areas of Moscow and Saint Petersburg account for nearly 20% of Russia’s population and 35.7% of its GDP in 2020, according to GlobalData


– According to World Bank's Logistics Performance Index (LPI), Russia improved its transport and logistic infrastructure rank from 99th in 2016 to 75th in 2018 out of 160 countries.​

– The overall IMOEX index has recorded an upward trend over the past year. As of April 14, 2021, the Moscow Stock Market Index – IMOEX stood at 3,526.3 compared to 2,631.8 on April 14, 2020.

Reasons to buy

– Macroeconomic Outlook Report identifies the potentials of the country as an investment destination by analyzing the political, economic, social, technological, legal and environmental (PESTLE) structure.

– PESTLE Insights provides 360 degree view of the economy which can be used as a strategic tool to understand the market dynamics, business potentials and direction of operations

– Along with providing the country’s snapshot, the report captures the risk factors pertaining to the macroeconomic risks, political environment, legal environment, demographic and social structure effectiveness, technology & infrastructure and natural and geographic aspects that might impact business.

– This report also highlights key clusters/cities which contribute significantly to the country GDP and population along with major companies’ presence in these areas.

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

List of Exhibits

Did you Know?

Country Highlights

COVID-19 impact

Country snapshot

Political Landscape

Economic Landscape

Social Landscape

Technological Landscape

Legal Landscape

Environmental Landscape


List of Figures

List of Figures

Exhibit 1: Russia’s Performance in Country Risk Analysis in Comparison to Western Europe and the World Average

Exhibit 2: Performance Overview (Score: 1-100)

Exhibit 3: Broad Categories and Weights behind the Index

Exhibit 4: Russia Stock Market

Exhibit 5: Key Sectors Contribution to the Economy

Exhibit 6: FDI Inflows in Russia (Q32019-Q32020) and FDI by Sector (2020Q1-2020Q3)

Exhibit 7: FDI inflows by country (2014-2019) and by share (2019)

Exhibit 8: Key Infrastructure Indicators

Exhibit 9: Real GDP and Household Consumption Growth Rate, 2016-2023f

Exhibit 10: Real GDP Growth Rate Comparison (2020e)

Exhibit 11: Exports and Imports, Percentage change (2016-2023f)

Exhibit 12: Current Account Balance, 2016-2023f

Exhibit 13: Top Three Commodity Exports, % of Total Exports, 2016-2019

Exhibit 14: Vehicles, % of World Total, 2019

Exhibit 15: Interest Rates, 2016-2020

Exhibit 16: Exchange Rate and Inflation, 2016-2023f

Exhibit 17: Public Finance, 2016-2023f

Exhibit 18: General Government Debt, 2016-2023f

Exhibit 19: Unemployment, 2016-2023f

Exhibit 20: Average Annual Wages, 2016-2019

Exhibit 21: Labour Cost Index, 2016-2019

Exhibit 22: Rural/Urban Share in Total Population- 1995,2005,2015,2025

Exhibit 23: Age-group Share of Total Population- 1995,2005,2015,2025

Exhibit 24: Gender Split – 1995,2005,2015,2025

Exhibit 25: Internet Users % of Total Population, Mobile Penetration Rate and Broadband Penetration Rate, 2020e

Exhibit 26: Number of Patents Granted Per Mn population, 2020e

Exhibit 27: High-technology Exports (% of manufactured exports), 2019

Exhibit 28: Doing Business in Russia 2020

Exhibit 29: Corruption Perception Index (Rankings) 2020

Exhibit 30: CO2 Emissions, 2016-19


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