As the Institute of Natural Monopolies Research (IPEM) reports, the semi-annual demand index has become positive for the first time since 2011

Coal export, which grew by 13.8% from January to June, 2017, compared to the same period in the year before, has contributed a lot to the index growth. China’s curtailment of redundant and inefficient facilities and environment protection policy, which affects the country’s domestic production, has been facilitating the Russian coal export growth.


How fast is the Russian industry recovering after the crisis?

Below is an excerpt from a TASS interview with Denis Manturov, Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation.