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Foreign Direct Investments in H1 2017

Yury Zaitsev – Senior Research fellow of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Candidate of Economic Sciences. E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Alexander Knobel – Head of Foreign Trade Department, Center for Real Sector of the Gaidar Institute; Director of the Center for Foreign Trade Department, Institute for Applied Economic Studies, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Candidate of Economic Sciences. Е-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The statistics on foreign direct investments (FDI) in Q1 and Q2 2017 published by the Central Bank of Russia shows that growth in incoming FDI in Russia started in 2016 is keeping up. This trend is related to Russia’s renewed GDP growth, higher global prices of energy commodities and reduced macroeconomic and country risks of the Russian economy. However, fundamental problems which create barriers for the FDI influx still remain unsolved.

Key words: direct foreign investment, incoming direct investment, outgoing direct investment, economic sanctions.