In the first half of 2019, Moscow producers supplied their goods to 182 countries. Belarus (USD 1.197 billion), Kazakhstan (USD 1.171 billion), the United Kingdom (USD 1.055 billion), the United States (USD 792 million) and Germany (USD 586 million) were among the top 5 importers of non-energy products in January-June.
"In the first half of the year, the total non-energy exports of Moscow made up USD 11 billion, which is 16.3% of the all-Russian performance," said Natalya Sergunina, Deputy Moscow Mayor.
In Q2 2019, in contrast to Q1, Moscow entrepreneurs opened up new export trade areas, with 12 more countries included in the list of trading partners (from 170 to 182). These include Saint Kitts and Nevis (over USD 963,000), Somalia (over USD 733,000), Suriname (over USD 135,000), Haiti (over USD 125,000) and Equatorial Guinea (over USD 70,000).
"Moscow entrepreneurs have started exporting different purpose goods to new trade areas. These include watercraft, medical equipment, pharmaceuticals, food, heavy machinery, electrical equipment and more. Among the Russian regions, the share of Moscow's exports to countries such as Saint Kitts and Nevis, San Marino and the Marshall Islands makes up almost 100%," said Alexei Fursin, Head of the Moscow Department of Entrepreneurship and Innovations.
According to Alexei, exporters enjoy a wide range of financial and non-financial support. Moscow authorities assist them at all stages with subsidies, benefits, training, consultations and modern infrastructure development, with the Moscow Export Centre, the key player, established by the Moscow Government as a 'one-stop shop' to support exporters and promote their products in the Russian and foreign markets.
As an international intellectual and financial centre, it is the non-energy export Moscow counts on, being the leader in this field among the regions of Russia.