Substituting for imports in Russia

Note kindly translated by Anne-Marie de Grazia

A development strategy by means of substituting for imports has always raised questions. It was a success in Russia from 1998 to 2004, but it was a failure, or less than a success, in the countries of Latin America. It befits therefore to look closely at recent developments in Russia, since 2014.

The impact of substitution to imports

It is presently clear that exports are playing a major role in the growth of Russia. This was to expected with the strong depreciation of the Rouble which has boosted industrial competitiveness.

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