Those who believe in the first are preparing to tight their belts even stricter and thinking about how to survive in a new market shock. Industry optimists are waiting for the booming years to come back with quick investment return and relaxed competition on a fast-growing market. Both parties are not right.
Traditional drivers of domestic demand for plastic products in Russia are food industry, packing industry and retail and construction. The role of advanced manufacturing industries (in particular car production) is not a notable yet in Russia unlike many other countries. The needs of food producers and retailers in polymer films, bags and other package related to a mass customer demand dynamics, while the market of plastic goods for construction (tubes, sheets, windows, insulation materials and so on) is highly sensitive to state and large private companies investment activity.
Daniel Craig McAllister
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