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Russian Shipbuilding Market

Analytical Report “Market Analysis of Russian Shipbuilding”

Developed by: ANO Sudprom with the participation of the International Exhibition and Conference NEVA and Vector Marketing
Date of issue: 2021
Number of pages: 400
Report language: Russian or English
Updated twice a year
Cost: 4000 €

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Purpose of the Study

A comprehensive analysis of the Russian shipbuilding market: current status of shipbuilding capacities, enterprise load, feasible projects and ships planned to be built. Forecast of the overall demand for civil ships, ship equipment and outfitting. Analysis of future sites for shipbuilding product localisation within the Russian Federation. 

Time Framework for the Study

The report cites the most significant achievements of the RF shipbuilding industry in 2020. An analysis of the shipbuilding market, including distribution of shipbuilding capacities and the orders portfolio was made as of 2021. A forecast of demand with an indication of facility completion schedules through 2035. 

Study Methods and Information Sources

  • Expert polling and questionnaires from about 150 shipbuilding companies.
  • Information and analytical data from the Russian Federation Ministry of Industry and Trade.
  • RF regulatory base.
  • Media materials. 


The report is intended for Russian and foreign commercial shipbuilding enterprises, ship equipment and outfitting suppliers, foreign companies interested in entering the Russian shipbuilding market, cooperating and localising shipbuilding product output within the RF. The study made be used for marketing and strategic planning purposes, as well as for seeking new clients and partners among Russian enterprises. 

Advantages of the Study

The report includes generalised data on the RF civil shipbuilding industry obtained directly from market participants. The analytical base is updated and made current twice a year.

Brief Market Overview

As of 2021, the Russian shipbuilding industry had over 600 enterprises (commercial enterprises, research organisations, design-engineering offices and integrated structures), including over 180 organisations managed by the Department of the Shipbuilding Industry and Marine Equipment of the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade, about 160 shipbuilding and ship repair enterprises and over 300 enterprises collaborating by tradition. 

Shipbuilding is currently one of the most dynamically-developing industrial sectors in the Russian Federation. According to the summary, long-term plan of the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade, it plans to build over 1000 high-tech ships and marine equipment products through 2035.  

Report Structure

Chapter 1 cites the overall characteristics of the shipbuilding industry in Russia and also indicates the long-term development trends.

Chapter 2 surveys the largest investment industry projects to be completed in Russia.

Chapter 3 analyses the ship design market.

Chapter 4 provides an overview of the regulatory base on import substitution and localisation, as well as state support measures. There is a detailed description of the new point system for evaluating localisation criteria introduced by Government Decree No. 758 of 19 May 2021. Requirements are indicated for building vessels and marine equipment in Russia.

Chapter 5 analyses promising sites for localising marine equipment.

Chapter 6 cites successful examples of production localisation in Russia.  

Appendix 1 contains summary tables with data on the number of ships contracted and planned for construction as of Q1 2021 and for the future through 2035.

Appendix 2 contains the most complete list of ship projects planned to be built through 2035, structured by types: icebreakers, sea-faring cargo ships, sea-faring passenger and cargo-passenger ships; dry-cargo ships and tankers for inland and mixed “inland-sea-faring”; passenger and cargo-passenger ships and cutters of inland and mixed “inland-sea-faring”; rescue ships and cutters; offshore project supply and support ships; multipurpose, supply-shuttle, high-speed, patrol and working ships and cutters; research vessels; field production and refining ships; field intake-transport ships; nuclear-technological servicing ships; navigational, buoy, pilot, hydrographic ships and cutters; fuelers; suction dredges and other dredging equipment; barges, scows, lighters, pontoons, floating moorings; environmental ships and cutters; tows and towing cutters; production and exploration platforms and drilling rigs, as well as their components; floating cranes; floating docks.