Adaptive Capacity of Russian Industries during a Pandemic

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

Estimates of the Adaptation Index of Russian industry for three industries, as an example, show the greatest adaptability to crisis situations by the food industry. Its adaptability decreased in 2021 compared to 2020. Adaptability indicators in 2021 improved in mechanical engineering and slightly worsened in light industry.

Key words: Russian industry, Adaptability Index by sectors, demand, stock of finished products, stock of materials, output, stuffing, financial and economic situation, pandemic.

JEL-codes: L16, L53, L60.