Russian Industrial Sector in December 2020

Sergey V. Tsukhlo – Head of Business Surveys Department of the Gaidar Institute, Candidate of Economic Sciences (Moscow, Russia). E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Continued demand growth amid increasing shortage of finished goods inventories allowed Russian industry to maintain the output growth at the end of the year. Rather stable and planned recruiting of personnel coupled with a downward trend in investment pessimism allow to discuss the future industrial indexes with cautious optimism.

Key words: Russian industrial sector, demand, stocks of finished products, stocks of raw materials, inputs, personnel, investment, crisis.