Foreign brands leaving Russia are replaced by Russian ones – their number has grown by 17-20%, said in an interview “Izvestia” head of the Federal Accreditation Agency Nazariy Skrypnik. According to him, the range of goods in Russia “has actually recovered.”
He said that now goods are imported to the Russian Federation mainly from the countries of Southeast Asia and the Middle East. “If earlier importers registered certificates for goods mainly from Europe and the USA, now more than 30% of such documents are registered for goods from China,” Mr. Skrypnik specified.
He assures that “a couple of months after the sanctions were imposed, others came to replace the departed foreign brands.” “Based on the number of certificates registered by the Federal Accreditation Service, we can conclude that some brands have been replaced by others, and the number of foreign manufacturers has increased,” said the head of the Federal Accreditation Service.
Foreign companies began to leave the Russian market against the background of the military operation in Ukraine, launched on February 24, 2022. According to economists from the Swiss IMD and the University of St. Gallen, at the end of last year, the share of foreign companies that completely left the Russian market was about 8.5% of the 1.4 thousand relatively large enterprises from the G7 countries and the EU operating in Russia in April 2022.
Details – in the material “Kommersant” “You can’t run away from the country.”