Russian Enterprises in Spring 2019: Picking Up From Multiyear Economic Stagnation

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The article analyzes and comments on the results of the recent survey of Russian enterprises in the real sector conducted by the Institute of Economic Forecasting of the Russian Academy of Sciences. It reports the quality ratings that the enterprises have assigned to Federal and regional authorities for their economic policies. The survey embraces data on the current investment activity of the enterprises, their short-term investment intentions, and sources of financing; opinions on the quality of Russian-made machinery and equipment; and forecasting horizons for sales of their products. The article reviews activity of the enterprises with respect to certification for conformity with the international quality standards.

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    The survey was conducted in November–December 2019. Total of 149 enterprises participated in research (power engineering; ferrous and non-ferrous metallurgy; chemistry, mechanical engineering; building supply industry, forestry, woodwork and pulp and paper industry; light industry, food, medical, pharmaceutical, and fragrance industries, and printing and publishing; agriculture; construction; transportation; and sanatorium-health-resort sphere) from 59 regions of Russia.


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The article was prepared with the participation of G.P. Belyakova, L.I. Pisareva, R.A. Galetskaya, and O.Yu. Galetskaya.


This work was supported by the Program for Basic Research of the State Academies of Sciences for 2013–2020 (topic 168_3 Development of Scenarios for Structural and Technological Modernization of the Russian Economy; Justification for the Direction, Shift Intensity in the Sectoral and Technological Structure of Production, and Interdependence of Socioeconomic and Technological Factors of Development).

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Kuvalin, D.B., Zinchenko, Y.V. Russian Enterprises in Spring 2019: Picking Up From Multiyear Economic Stagnation. Stud. Russ. Econ. Dev. 30, 702–713 (2019).

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