Russia Today

Global Commerce Strategy

Sberbank Russia

Russia has moved from a state-controlled economy to a stable and expanding market economy. It has matured to one of the world’s largest growing economies. With recent household demand and business investment in  construction, manufacturing and services sectors, Russia has experienced strong economic growth Per capita incomes have risen and Russia’s middle class is becoming a positive force.

Russia needs foreign capital, partners and technology to reach its full potential. It is modernizing its industrial and agricultural infrastructure with opportunities in transportation, and industrial equipment for continual development. There is tremendous export and investment opportunities in agriculture and agri-food, mining, forestry, housing, services and communication technology. Canadian companies can capitalize on the opportunities Russia presents, but they face a number of challenges such as noticeable differences in cultural and business practices. (Foreign Affairs & International Trade Canada)

Market Opportunities

Russia - Header - Federation Tower, no logoRussia offers huge and largely untapped scientific expertise and considerable procurement, investment and partnering opportunities for Canada.
(Foreign Affairs & International Trade Canada)


*For further information about Russia, visit the Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada website or contact the Trade Commissioner Service at 1-888-306-9991.

Special Economic Zones of the Russian Federation

Russia currently has 16 federal economic zones and several regional projects. As of March 2010 Russia’s federal special economic zones host 207 investors from 18 countries.

See the brochure for more information.

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