Industrial Enterprises in Q2 2018

Sergey Tsukhlo – Head of Business Surveys Department 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.

In Q2 2018, the situation in Russian industry did not undergo any significant changes. Most of Russian enterprises continued to register persistently low demand, which enabled them to confidently control their finished product stocks and maintain their output growth rate at minimum. In Q2 2018, growth in selling prices hit its three-year high, although it should be said that in June prices experienced a sharp drop sufficient to roll back all their growth achieved in March, April and May. The investment plans of industrial enterprises have remained at their local maximum since February 2018.

Key words. Russian industry, demand, output, employment, stocks of finished goods, crediting of manufacturing, actual trends and expectations.