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Mikhail Mishustin delivered the annual Government report to the State Duma

May 12, Moscow. – the Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation Mikhail Mishustin delivered an annual report on the work of the Government in the State Duma. He spoke about the current state and promising areas of  the Russian industry development.


Mikhail Mishustin noted that the public administration system in the reporting year worked in tough conditions to combat the coronavirus infection. On behalf of the President, the Government took a number of emergency measures to combat COVID-19 and immediately began to mobilize the health and industrial systems.

"Russian specialists have already registered four vaccines. It was achieved thanks to the joint efforts of the science, industry and state. Today, our country is one of the leaders in biotechnology. Only six countries in the world are able to solve problems in this area. Each of the domestic vaccines is safe and effective. Sputnik V has been tested, gained trust and has already been registered in 65 countries. The demand for this drug is huge. We help to establish its production abroad, as well as export it to 34 countries of the world", said Mikhail Mishustin.

According to him, the pandemic has made significant adjustments to the economy. For objective reasons, the growth rate of the industry could not remain at the level of the previous year. However, thanks to the coordinated work of the regions, federal agencies and the industrialists, a critical fall was avoided.

"Thanks to the participation of industrialists, we were able to deploy production facilities quickly and cover the need for personal protective equipment, antiseptics and everything that is necessary during the pandemic. Now we can produce 15 times more masks than a year ago, 33 times more protective suits, 40 times more medical gloves, 24 times more artificial lung ventilation devices and 8 times more antiseptics. More than 100 "anti-covid" projects were supported by the Industrial Development Fund. There are examples when companies quickly reoriented their production, such as clothing companies that began to produce personal protective equipment", stressed the Prime Minister of Russia.

Mikhail Mishustin noted that the Russian manufacturing industry suffered from the crisis caused by the pandemic, much less than the European one. In April, the European industry showed the lowest results in the last 25 years. In Russia, the decline did not exceed 8% and by June it was halved. At the end of the year, the decline was overcome and reached the level of 2019.


A number of industries demonstrated the steady growth last year. Among such leaders are the production of medicines and medical products, the production of textiles and the chemical industry.

"We paid special attention to the development of the electronic industry. This is the basis for the formation of the digital transformation foundation of our country. We have increased the budget financing of the industry several times and we plan to allocate almost 280 billion rubles in the three-year budget. We will have to ensure a full transition to domestic hardware and software systems, that will be the basis for key services for people, state and business", stressed Mikhail Mishustin. 

The Prime Minister said that despite the pandemic, the past year was quite successful for key industries. In particular, the largest non-nuclear icebreaker Viktor Chernomyrdin was launched, the nuclear icebreaker Arktika was put into operation and the МС-21 aircraft with Russian engines carried out the maiden flight.


The Prime Minister drew attention to the fact that Russia plans to start mass production of competitive types of transport – the MC-21 medium-haul airliner, lightweight Baikal aircraft and the regional airliner IL-114-300. In addition, it is planned to increase the construction of new icebreakers and river-sea vessels.


Mikhail Mishustin also stressed that they will keep on working at import substitution in industry, primarily in manufacturing. Today, the share of domestic products is about 60%.

"Last year, we were able to launch a modernized mechanism for a special investment contract. The list of modern technologies includes more than 600 items (SPIC will be concluded for its implementation). Competitions have already been announced, for example, in the field of production technologies for new types of agricultural tractors and the first contracts will be signed next month. All the work carried out on import substitution has created a powerful foundation for the future. It is important to change the structure of the Russian industry", said Mikhail Mishustin.

Following the results of the report Denis Manturov told the media about the import substitution plans in certain industries.


The Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation said that the most significant results were shown by the heavy engineering industry (more than 80% of the market presence), a transport engineering, automobile industry and agricultural machinery. In 2014 we started on agricultural machinery with a market share of 24 %, today it is already about 70%. Today, we are at the stage of import substitution for components, component materials – something that will ensure, first of all, independence from foreign suppliers. This is especially true for microelectronics and the main focus will be on deepening import substitution and localization for the component base. That is, until 2024, we will focus on this area in order to provide our basic industries with components.


Original is on the website: Minpromtorg RF

18 may 2021