Since 2015, Minpromtorg has been actively working on import substitution, including in the chemical industry, and meeting the needs of internal and external markets with competitive chemical products (approved by Order of Minpromtorg of Russia No. 2025 of 29 May 2018).
The import substitution plan for the Russian chemical industry today comprises 136 projects (including 92 projects in 6 technological areas, 72 projects for medium-tonnage chemistry and 20 projects for light-tonnage chemistry), 43 of which have already been successfully implemented.
The list of areas includes organic and inorganic chemicals, paints and pigments, chemical fibres and yarns, resins and isocyanates, plastic products and chemicals for food additives. This was announced by Valeria Martyukhova, Advisor to the Department of Chemical Industry of Minpromtorg, during the business webinar “Medium and low-tonnage chemistry: economic growth points and technological drivers”, which was held on the 10th of November 2020.
“The total amount of investment for the implementation of these projects will be more than 160 billion rubles and will create about 6,500 additional workplaces”, – said Valeria Maryukhova, Advisor to the Department of Chemical Industry of Minpromtorg of Russia.
The main areas of development will be aimed at stimulating the construction of production chains from large and medium-tonnage chemicals to the production of low-tonnage chemicals. Government support in the segments of medium and lightweight chemistry will cover all stages of project implementation: from R&D to the production of finished products.
“Minpromtorg of Russia will adjust import substitution plans for the period up to 2024 taking into account priority support for the production of goods necessary for the implementation of national projects and synchronisation with industry strategies. In the near future, the import substitution plan will be supplemented with the remaining priority segments of medium and low-tonnage products”, said Valeria Martyukhova.
In order to form and develop modern competitive production facilities and reduce import dependence in low-tonnage chemistry, the following road map was developed and issued by the Government of the Russian Federation for the development of small-scale chemical production in Russia for the period up to 2030.