RS Brief news Disturbing statistics

Disturbing statistics

According to the statistics published by the Central Bank of Russia, direct investments in Russia plummeted from a record high of USD 75 billion in 2008 to just USD 41 billion in 2010. Moreover, while in 2008 reinvested revenue totalled USD 33.4 billion, in 2010 only USD 17.3 billion was reinvested.

At the same time there was only a slight decline in Russian investments in foreign companies. Total investments by Russians abroad in 2010 were USD 51.7 billion while in 2008 they amounted to USD 55.6 billion.

Experts have concluded that Russian business people are actively investing in foreign assets despite the high demand for investments at home.