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Market Intelligence for
          Russia & CIS
        Webinar presentation
             March 31, 2010




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Webinar Content Outline
This document contains excerpts from GIA’s “Market Intelligence for
Russia & CIS” White Paper. For...
Introduction to the region




                         www.globalintelligence.com
Introduction to the region
•  CIS – Commonwealth of
   Independent States, created 1991
•  12 former Soviet Republics:
   ...
Basic figures

•  300 million population

•  22 million km2

•  12 countries

•  $ 3000 bln. GDP by PPP




              ...
What unifies CIS countries?

•  A part or Russian Empire not
   only in 20th, but in 18-19th
   centuries and earlier

•  ...
What differentiates them?


•  Orthodox VS Islam

•  Very poor VS very rich

•  Industrial VS agricultural




           ...
Countries overview

•  Russia ~
80% of
   regional GDP
•  Ukraine and
   Kazakhstan -
   two other
   Majors
•  3 country
...
Some statistics




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Countries overview




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Overview of the key countries




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Russian Federation – basic facts
•  Largest country in the world, 11 time zones,
   7th economy in the world
•  Moscow and...
Russia and BRIC
Similar:              But, different:
•  Big market         •  Relatively wealthy
•  Growing            • ...
Key characteristics of Russian
market and economy
1.  Vast regional disparities in
    development and income
    distribu...
Ukraine

1.  Second economy with 40
    mill. people
2.  Deep historical roots with
    Russia
3.  Volatile democracy
4.  ...
Kazakhstan
•  Vast country, 2,2 mill. km2
•  Rich with mineral resources
•  Eastern traditions
•  State corporation, Samru...
European group: other countries
                               Belarus
                               •    Deep roots with...
Caucasian group of countries
           Georgia
           •    Mountain country with 5 mill. population
           •    F...
Middle-Asian group of countries
                Uzbekistan
                •  30 mill. poor Muslim country
               ...
Business opportunities in Russia &
CIS




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Probably, now it is the best time to enter
CIS countries
                                  Some international brands enter...
Business opportunities in B2C

                               Some international brands entering
•  Consumer market: luxur...
Business opportunities in B2B

•  Logistics and infrastructure –not
   only a problem, but opportunity

•  Advanced proces...
Not only market, but intellectual and
creative partner
                                  For the last 10 years Russia has ...
Challenges and solutions in
conducting MI in Russia and CIS




                         www.globalintelligence.com - page...
Challenges of conducting MI in Russia & CIS

•  Poor secondary information
   structure

•  Regional diversity requires se...
Challenges of conducting MI in Russia & CIS

•  Existence of specific industry
   structures and business models
   requir...
Thank You for Your
Attention


These slides are excerpts from            Contact Us
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Intellige...
About GIA




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GIA is a strategic market Intelligence
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100 countries

GIA Group has 12 offices on 4 continents.
Together with affiliated GIA Membe...
We understand your business
With a track record of supporting thousands of clients       Industry Practices
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“Now it is a very good time to enter into the Russian market. There are some niches and free space in the market due to the crisis. There is market share to be captured. According to my estimations this easy-to-enter market situation will last a year or two...”

The wealthiest market per capita of all BRIC countries, Russia combines the best of Europe and Asia. Together with the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), it offers rich mineral resources as well as intellectual and creative potential. How does one conduct Market Intelligence on its opportunities while avoiding its risks? Download the white paper to find out more about doing business in Russia.

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Market Intelligence for Russia and CIS

  1. 1. Market Intelligence for Russia & CIS Webinar presentation March 31, 2010 www.globalintelligence.com
  2. 2. Webinar Content Outline This document contains excerpts from GIA’s “Market Intelligence for Russia & CIS” White Paper. For the free white paper, please visit www.globalintelligence.com or email info@globalintelligence.com. 1.  Introduction and background 2.  Economic overview of the region 3.  Russian Federation 4.  Overview of other countries 5.  Business opportunities in Russia & CIS 6.  MI challenges and solutions 7.  Business cases (not included here) www.globalintelligence.com - page 2
  3. 3. Introduction to the region www.globalintelligence.com
  4. 4. Introduction to the region •  CIS – Commonwealth of Independent States, created 1991 •  12 former Soviet Republics: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Ukraine. •  The most practical way to think of CIS is to consider these 12 countries as a region, formed by countries with very close historical and political ties. www.globalintelligence.com
  5. 5. Basic figures •  300 million population •  22 million km2 •  12 countries •  $ 3000 bln. GDP by PPP www.globalintelligence.com - page 5
  6. 6. What unifies CIS countries? •  A part or Russian Empire not only in 20th, but in 18-19th centuries and earlier •  70 years of Soviet Era •  Russian language www.globalintelligence.com - page 6
  7. 7. What differentiates them? •  Orthodox VS Islam •  Very poor VS very rich •  Industrial VS agricultural www.globalintelligence.com - page 7
  8. 8. Countries overview •  Russia ~
80% of regional GDP •  Ukraine and Kazakhstan - two other Majors •  3 country groups: European Caucasian Middle Asian www.globalintelligence.com - page 8
  9. 9. Some statistics www.globalintelligence.com - page 9
  10. 10. Countries overview www.globalintelligence.com
  11. 11. Overview of the key countries www.globalintelligence.com
  12. 12. Russian Federation – basic facts •  Largest country in the world, 11 time zones, 7th economy in the world •  Moscow and Saint-Petersburg + 12 big cities www.globalintelligence.com - page 12
  13. 13. Russia and BRIC Similar: But, different: •  Big market •  Relatively wealthy •  Growing •  More developed •  Unstructured and and educated non-transparent •  Europeans www.globalintelligence.com - page 13
  14. 14. Key characteristics of Russian market and economy 1.  Vast regional disparities in development and income distribution 2.  Rich with natural resources, but highly dependant commodities markets 3.  Poor logistics 4.  High role of government 5.  “chaebols” 6.  Specific mentality www.globalintelligence.com - page 14
  15. 15. Ukraine 1.  Second economy with 40 mill. people 2.  Deep historical roots with Russia 3.  Volatile democracy 4.  Poor economic situation due to the crisis 5.  Hostess of the Euro-2012 www.globalintelligence.com - page 15
  16. 16. Kazakhstan •  Vast country, 2,2 mill. km2 •  Rich with mineral resources •  Eastern traditions •  State corporation, Samruk, owns 400 companies, which count for 40% of GDP •  Stable autocracy, President Nazarbaev •  New capital – Astana, like new Dubai www.globalintelligence.com - page 16
  17. 17. European group: other countries Belarus •  Deep roots with Russia •  Autocracy, Mr. Lukashenko •  Developed machinery, agriculture, fertilizers Moldova •  Small, relatively poor country in South- East Europe •  Agriculture, famous with its wines •  Around 25% of labor force works abroad www.globalintelligence.com - page 17
  18. 18. Caucasian group of countries Georgia •  Mountain country with 5 mill. population •  Famous with its wine, resorts and agriculture •  Tense relations with Russia Armenia •  3 mill. orthodox country, rich culture and history •  Famous cognac, monasteries; •  Growing IT (more than 2% of GDP) Azerbaijan •  Largest Caucasian country, 8 mill. •  More than 50% of GDP comes from oil •  Oriented for the Muslim world www.globalintelligence.com - page 18
  19. 19. Middle-Asian group of countries Uzbekistan •  30 mill. poor Muslim country •  Cotton, Grain, gold Tajikistan Kyrgyzstan •  7 mill., one of the •  5 mill. country of poorest in CIS breeders and •  Nearly 50% of GDP – riders transfers from outside •  Gold mining and workers breeding Turkmenistan •  5 mill., least transparent and most totalitarian country •  Gas & oil – key industries •  Totalitarian regime www.globalintelligence.com - page 19
  20. 20. Business opportunities in Russia & CIS www.globalintelligence.com
  21. 21. Probably, now it is the best time to enter CIS countries Some international brands entering •  Interesting niches and Russian market in 2009-2010 segments due to the crisis and turmoil period •  Relatively low costs for starting business (salaries, real estate, advertising etc.) •  Low P/E ratios within potential partners www.globalintelligence.com - page 21
  22. 22. Business opportunities in B2C Some international brands entering •  Consumer market: luxury Russian market in 2009-2010 or value-for-money •  Established retail and distribution channels – chance for niche players •  Service sector – enormous potential www.globalintelligence.com - page 22
  23. 23. Business opportunities in B2B •  Logistics and infrastructure –not only a problem, but opportunity •  Advanced processing technologies •  Energy-saving technologies •  Components, parts and supplies www.globalintelligence.com - page 23
  24. 24. Not only market, but intellectual and creative partner For the last 10 years Russia has won 6 times in the International IT Championship The ‘Fields Medal’ (‘Nobel Prize’ in maths) •  High rate of higher ceremony takes place every 4 years and education Russian specialists have been awarded in the last 5 ceremonies. Companies which have opened R&D •  Inventive nation, culture of centers in Russia breakthrough creative teams and ideas •  Innovative capital: government and private investors www.globalintelligence.com - page 24
  25. 25. Challenges and solutions in conducting MI in Russia and CIS www.globalintelligence.com - page 25
  26. 26. Challenges of conducting MI in Russia & CIS •  Poor secondary information structure •  Regional diversity requires several regions to be studied separately •  Relations and contacts important to get expert interviews and opinions www.globalintelligence.com - page 26
  27. 27. Challenges of conducting MI in Russia & CIS •  Existence of specific industry structures and business models requires deeper analytics •  Role of government to be studied separately •  Tough competition calls for sophisticated strategies www.globalintelligence.com - page 27
  28. 28. Thank You for Your Attention These slides are excerpts from Contact Us the GIA White Paper: “Market Intelligence for Russia & CIS”. For additional information about the Global Intelligence Alliance and our services, please send email to Download the entire White Paper info@globalintelligence.com or log on for Free to the GIA website for the contact information of the GIA company nearest to you. The report has been published under the GIA White Paper series and is available for free download at www.globalintelligence.com. www.globalintelligence.com
  29. 29. About GIA www.globalintelligence.com
  30. 30. GIA is a strategic market Intelligence and advisory group Global Intelligence Alliance (GIA) was formed in 1995 when a team of market intelligence specialists, management consultants, industry analysts and technology experts came together to build a powerful suite of customized solutions ranging from outsourced market monitoring services and software, to strategic analysis and advisory. Today, we are the preferred partner for organizations seeking to understand, compete and grow in international markets. Our industry expertise and coverage of over 100 countries enables our customers to make better informed decisions worldwide. www.globalintelligence.com GIA Industry White Paper 2 / 2010: Native or Web Application? How best to deliver content and services to your audiences over the mobile phone
  31. 31. Access local knowledge in over 100 countries GIA Group has 12 offices on 4 continents. Together with affiliated GIA Member companies, certified GIA Research Partners and consultants, GIA provides access to local knowledge in over 100 countries. All GIA Network companies adhere to GIA’s Research and Analysis Quality System as well as the SCIP Code of Ethics. www.globalintelligence.com - page 31
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