Refrigeration equipment market in Russia 2019

Date: 25 March 2019

We are pleased to present our annual report the Refrigeration equipment market in Russia. Review of the refrigeration market is an expert assessment of our editorial board based on public statistics.

The refrigeration market in Russia

In 2018, the refrigeration market continued to recover after a significant drop in 2015. Imports of refrigeration equipment as a whole increased by 4% and imports of refrigeration compressors by 6.1% compared to the previous period.


Refrigeration equipment imports to Russia in 2018

Imports to Russia amounted to $1.15 billion, which is 4% higher compared to the previous period. However, this is about 25% less than the annual supply in 2011-2013.

Our publishing house maintains statistics on the import since 2011 There are based on data from the Federal customs service of Russia. The statistics included data on 11 types of refrigeration equipment: HS code 841430, 841810 - 841899.

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Source: Federal customs service of Russia

One of the key and reliable indicators of the country's refrigeration market is the import of refrigeration compressors, as foreign-made compressors prevail on the Russian market.

Refrigeration compressors imports

Source: Federal customs service of Russia

In 2018, Imports of compressors used in refrigeration equipment (HS code 841430) increased by 6% compared to the previous period and amounted to $326 million. 


Source: Federal customs service of Russia

More than half of imports (56%) was supplied from 4 countries: China, Belarus, Italy, Germany. At the same time, 46% of the volume of imports are supplies from the EU.

Please note, the large share Belorus' imports is reimport equipment from EU.  

Refrigeration compressors imports

More than 50% of the supply refrigeration compressors was also from only 4 countries.

Chart "Refrigeration compressors imports in 2018 by countries"

Source: Federal customs service of Russia

In the TOP-10 suppliers of refrigeration compressors, we can note a decrease in imports from Korea - by 12%, an increase in imports from China, France, Japan (by 11-14%) and a sharp increase in supplies from the Czech Republic - by 58%, from 8.5 to $13.5 million.

Refrigeration equipment exports from Russia in 2018

In 2018, exports of refrigeration equipment from Russia amounted to $ 355 million, which is 21% more than in the previous period.

The chart "Refrigeration equipment exports from Russia 2014-2018", million $

Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia

70% of refrigeration equipment is supplied to Kazakhstan, Belarus and Ukraine.

The chart "Export of refrigeration equipment in 2018 by countries"

Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia

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