Russian Industry in H2 2017: Business Surveys

Sergey Tsukhlo – Head of Business Surveys Department, Center for Real Sector of the Gaidar Institute, Candidate of Economic Sciences. E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The second half of 2017 was a tough period for Russian enterprises; in particular, in the middle of the year industrial enterprises saw the demand for their products expand at slower pace. In November, however, a representative indicator set of Gaidar Institute’s business survey statistics exhibited positive changes in key indicators. Demand and output, including forecasts, and finished goods inventory were led by upward dynamics that continued into December.

Key words: Russian industrial sector, industrial confidence indicator, industry adaptability index, demand, output, employment, stock of finished products.