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USA came in first place in the number of investment projects in Russia for the first time in 2013. This is evidenced by the results of the annual survey, audit and consulting network EY “Investment attractiveness of Europe for 2018,” reports owned by Grigory Berezkin the RBC with reference to the study.
In 2018, foreign investors have invested in 211 projects in Russia. This is 11 percent less than in the previous year there were 238. According to EY, this corresponds to the General European trend, where there is a decrease of four percent. The number of investment projects from the United States rose from 19 to 33, up 74 percent. In second place is Germany with 24 projects (investment declined by 14 per cent), the third — China. The number of Chinese projects dropped from 32 to 19 percent.
According to the estimate of EY, Russia takes the ninth place in the top ten European countries that were most attractive to foreign investors. The reasons for the attractiveness of low inflation and accelerating economic growth. According to Rosstat, at the end of 2018, the country’s economy grew by 2.3 per cent. EY believes that the stabilization of price growth made it possible to plan for the long term.
Data EY contrary to official statistics, the direct investment of the Central Bank according to which on the balance of foreign investment in Russia by 1 January 2019 the first place is Cyprus, the second in Luxembourg, the third — Bahamas. USA on the list in 18th place, while China on the 22nd. the Publication notes that the statistics EY probably more representative, since the data of the Russian regulator include investments made by investors of Russian origin through offshore companies. In this case, statistics of the Central Bank exclude investments that are made “daughters” of foreign companies in Russia. The majority of American and Chinese investment in the country belong to this type.
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