Active foreign direct investment in Russia began in 1991. By the end of 2013, Russia ranked third in the world in terms of foreign direct investment volume, which amounted to $ 79 billion. Only the United States and China overtake Russia on this indicator.

Foreign investors in Russia




Danone, Michelin, Actaris, Alcatel-Lucent, Citroen, Daher, Fisher-Rosemount, Lafarge, Peugeot, Total.


Nissan, Toyota, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Honda, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Sumitomo Corporation, Hitachi  L.t.d., Kobe Steel L.t.d. (Kobelco).


Mercedes-Benz, Siemens, Deutsche Bank, Volkswagen.


Boeing, Chevron, Coca-Cola, Ford, Goldman Sachs, Goodyear, Intel, Landmark, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, Pfizer international, Schlumberger, Starbucks.


Gulftainer Company, Invest AD, Damac Holding.

South Korea

LG, Daewoo, Hyundai, Kia, Lotte, Pantech, Samsung, Ssangyong.


Nokia, Fortum, Neste, Finnair, Atria, Stockmann, Nokian Tyres, Stora Enso, UPM.


Shell, SMD, Land Rover, Rover, Jaguar.


IKEA, Agrico, Apexmed International , Akzo Nobel Nv, Bausch & Lomb, Chemtura, Grasso, Heineken Export Group, Hewlett-Packard Europe, Kenwood Electronics Europe, Salym Petroleum,  Toshiba Medical Systems.


Rönesans, Enka, Gama Holding, Antyapi, Renaissance Construction.


Nortel Networks, Petro-Canada (East Europe), Troy Canada, Rekam Import Export International.

American aviation company Boeing announced a plan for the development of its business in Russia: in the next 30 years it plans to invest about $ 27 billion. In July 2015, in Sverdlovsk region trilateral agreement was signed between the Russian JSC «VSMPO-AVISMA Corporation», the American Boeing Company and the Ural Federal University (Urfu) on the implementation of joint projects.

Significant foreign investor for the Russian market is an American carmaker Ford, which is engaged in the manufacture of cars in Russia for the past 13 years. In April 2015, the joint Russian-American venture Ford Sollers launched the production of passenger car Ford Transit by full cycle technology in Russia. Manufacturers froom USA, UK, France, Germany, Japan, China, South Korea aready placed their automotive plants in Russia. They all trust the Russian Federation, its economy and legislation.

Korean carmaker Hyundai is heavily investing in the development of its production in Russia. In March 2015, the level of localization of production of Hyundai in Russia has reached 46%. In 2014, the automaker has released 237 thousand cars at its plant HMMR (Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Rus) in Saint Petersburg. In 2016, Hyundai plans to launch the production of its new model in Russia, which indicates a high interest in the Russian market.

The interest of the People's Republic of China (PRC) in the Russian Federation is also worth noting. According to the Ministry of Commerce of PRC, the volume of Chinese foreign direct investment in Russia from year 2010 to 2013 increased from $ 0.6 to 4.1 billion. Chinese investors have been traditionally interested in the resources of Russia (minerals, forestry, construction) and infrastructure projects.