RCPM is a Hong Kong based company managing and developing consulting, trade and investment projects between Russia, Mainland China and Hong Kong.
Oil and Gas
Years of sanctions and drop in global commodity prices hit Russia hard – but as of 2018 the Russian oil & gas industry is feeling resilient. Historically high production figures, plus huge planned investment, are painting a bright picture for Russian energy.
The last four years have seen agriculture emerge as a real success story of the Russian economy. The main achievement has been tremendous growth in the production of grains, especially wheat.
Russian wheat exports exceeded U.S. wheat exports in 2016, and in 2017 it topped those of the European Union. It currently holds 22 percent of the global wheat market, with the EU and the U.S. trailing at, respectively, 14 and 13 percent.
Russia as a large geographical area with great distances and rich resources, promotes a need of efficient logistics. Compared to other CIS countries, Russia has the highest logistics performance together with Kazakhstan. For the past decade, the Russian logistics market has become attractive to foreign companies. Players who had come from abroad not only became full participants in all market processes but also now firmly hold leading positions in Russia.
The number of Chinese tourists visiting Russia saw a significant boost last year. In 2018, Russia was in the top three (after the UK and France) most popular destinations among European countries for Chinese travellers. In general, tourist industry in Russia is developing as the country becomes more and more attractive for foreigners. There are agencies responsible for tourism development on a regional level.
Russian regions and cities have their own centres for tourism development and visitors’ centres provide information on local tourist sites and programs. In addition to Moscow and Saint Petersburg, such cities as Kazan, Sochi, and Nizhny Novgorod gain popularity among tourist. Besides, Murmansk, a city in northwestern Russia, at the end of a deep bay off the Barents Sea, attracts those who want to admire Northern Lights. The destination is very popular among Chinese tourists and is significantly cheaper than, for example, a trip to the Nordic countries.
China-Russia joint CR929 wide-body passenger aircraft project is in its initial design phase.
Metals and Mining
Russia is the largest country in terms of geographical area. As a result, it has some of the largest mineral reserves in the world. In fact, it ranks in the top three in mineral commodities such as platinum, gold and iron ore. Russia is also the world's largest producer of diamonds and palladium.
Russia's mining industry accounts for a significant share of its gross domestic product and exports. It is the country's second largest industry after oil and gas. But unlike oil and gas, which is primarily state-owned, Russia's mining industry is mostly privately owned.
Russia’s IT market is one of the world’s largest and continues to grow. By 2025, there are expected to be 124 million internet users in Russia. The information and telecommunications industry grew by 3.7% in 2017 and was among the most successful sectors of the Russian economy.
The Russian IT industry has the potential of global competitiveness and should become one of the most important growth points for the Russian economy until 2036.
Forest and Paper
In 2017, the volume of Russian-Chinese timber turnover increased by 23% compared to 2016 and amounted to 4.8 billion US dollars, of which export volume was 4.2 billion US dollars, and imports – 635 million US dollars. The volume of export shipments in 2017 increased by 23%. Currently, the share of forestry products is 10.7% of total Russian exports to China.
Russia experienced a massive housing boom from 2000 to 2007, with secondary market prices skyrocketing by 436%, while primary market prices rose 362%.
Moscow Exchange provides local and international investors, professional participants of the financial market and their clients with a broad choice of opportunities for trading stocks, bonds, fund units, derivatives, currencies, government securities and commodities.
Saint-Petersburg Exchange (SPB Exchange) is one of the oldest Russian exchanges. Nonprofit Partnership Stock Exchange "Saint-Petersburg" was created in April 1997 for the purpose of organizing securities trading. The partnership became the first licensed stock exchange in Russia.
Eurasian Economic Union
The Eurasian Economic Union is an international organization for regional economic integration. It has international legal personality and is established by the Treaty on the Eurasian Economic Union.
The EAEU provides for free movement of goods, services, capital and labor, pursues coordinated, harmonized and single policy in the sectors determined by the Treaty and international agreements within the Union.
One Belt One Road
The Belt and Road run through the continents of Asia, Europe and Africa, connecting the vibrant East Asia economic circle at one end and developed European economic circle at the other, and encompassing countries with huge potential for economic development. The Silk Road Economic Belt focuses on bringing together China, Central Asia, Russia and Europe (the Baltic).
On land, the Initiative will focus on jointly building a new Eurasian Land Bridge and developing China-Mongolia-Russia.
Give full play to Inner Mongolia’s proximity to Mongolia and Russia, improve the railway links connecting Heilongjiang Province with Russia and the regional railway network, strengthen cooperation between China’s Heilongjiang, Jilin and Liaoning provinces and Russia’s Far East region on sea-land multi-modal transport, and advance the construction of an Eurasian high-speed transport corridor linking Beijing and Moscow with the goal of building key windows opening to the north.
Accelerate cooperation between regions on the upper and middle reaches of the Yangtze River and their counterparts along Russia’s Volga River. We should set up coordination mechanisms in terms of railway transport and port customs clearance for the China-Europe corridor, cultivate the brand of “China-Europe freight trains,” and construct a cross-border transport corridor connecting the eastern, central and western regions.
Ice Silk Road
In addition to the Maritime Silk Road, Chinese Premier Xi Jinping also urged the close cooperation between Russia and China to carry out the Northern Sea Route cooperation to realize an "Ice Silk Road" to foster development in the Arctic region.
China COSCO Shipping Corp. has completed several trial trips on Arctic shipping routes, the Transport departments from both countries are constantly improving policies and laws related to development in the Arctic, and Chinese and Russian companies are seeking cooperation on oil and gas exploration in the area and to advance comprehensive collaboration on infrastructure construction, tourism and scientific expeditions.
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