Some data and considerations on exports in the russian federation
the data set available for the year 2018 broadly confirm the good performance of italian exports to russia in the year 2018. the slight decline in the first eight months of the year - 2.8 compared to the year 2017 that we presented an increase in our exports to russia of 18.9% could easily be reabsorbed in the last months of the year.
we are still a long way away from numbers important pre crisis in 2014.
our main exports in the first eight months of 2018, relate to the following areas
articles of clothing, 10.7% of total exports
other general purpose machinery 9.4% of total exports
other special purpose machinery 7.4 of the total export
general purpose machinery 6.0% of total exports
furniture, 4.9% of the total export
footwear, 4.7% of total exports
according to the data collected in the first eleven months of the year, la russia today is the 13th the target market of italian exports.
in addition to the two famous cities that are the most populous (moscow: more than 12 million; st. petersburg: more than 5 million), we have:
– novosibirsk, ekaterinburg, nižnij novgorod kazan, Čeljabinsk, omsk, samara and rostov on don – all with a population of over one million.
the per capita gdp of $27900 is very badly distributed if it thinks that the inequality in the country, according to the gini index, is higher than countries such as madagascar, mali, uganda and venezuela.
thus, there are pockets of wealth is very important on russian territory that italian companies should aim, because consumers have a strong attraction towards the russian products from our country.
as stated above, in addition to the traditional sectors which are important for our exports, clothing, footwear, food, a particular attention must be paid to the export of capital goods in particular mechanical and those active nel food processing, wood processing, petrolchi use and production of plastics and rubber, electronic equipment in the field of medical and hospital.