Moscow has shown the best investment result for the past 20 years: its share in the country’s main capital was 13.8% in 2018. According to the Federal Service for State Statistics (Rosstat), it is the biggest growth since 1999.
Between 2009 and 2012, the share of Moscow in the country’s investment did not exceed 10%. However, starting in 2012, it began to grow and reached 14%. In 2018, investment in Russia’s main capital was RUR 17.6 trln ($0.3 trln) and RUR 2.43 trln in Moscow.
According to experts, Moscow is more economically active than other regions due to its more developed infrastructure: it has more roads and housing. According to the RBC news agency, investment related to secret funding can be also assigned to Moscow. The city also has the biggest share of large corporations’ income.
Moscow is followed by the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area with 5.8%. The Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area with a share of 5.7% ranks third. Interestingly, the biggest investment growth is shown by regions with a small share of investment: Adygea (42% growth), the Jewish Autonomous Region (40.9% growth) and Crimea (34.1% growth).