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Construction materials

Construction materials

Bricks, concrete blocks, roofing material, tiles, glass, fiberglass. Russia’s export of construction materials yielded $488 million in H1 2017.

The export of construction materials is increasing annually, not only due to increases in volume but also to the diversification of products. Russia mainly exports asphalt, mineral wool, glass wool, asbestos cement and fiber cement products, paving and facing tiles, firebricks, building blocks and slabs, glass fiber and its derivatives, flame polished glass, we well as ground and polished glass. Speaking of glass: glass exports from Russia have tripled in the last four years. Today, Russia is among the world’s top five exporters of this goods. Russia is also one of the globe’s largest exporters of bitumen roofing materials.

New generations of construction materials such as composite materials are getting very popular. They broadly fall into three categories, i.e. fiberglass plastic, carbon-fiber composite materials and basalt fiber reinforced polymer. All three types are produced in Russia and are up to the international quality standards.

TechnoNICOL is one of Russia’s major construction material companies. The company boasts 51 production facilities located in 7 different states, 10 of them in Russia. TechnoNICOL’s Khabarovsk branch, for example, produces 750 thousand cubic meters of materials annually. It was chosen to be the main supplier of thermal insulation materials for a major Canadian manufacturer of sandwich panels in October 2016. TechnoNICOL successfully completed the project, even though the production site had only been online for a month and had not yet reached its full design capacity.

Main importers of the Russian construction materials are CIS counties, especially Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, and Belarus, as well as Europe and China. The list of importing countries keeps growing, in part thanks to the efforts of the Russian Export Center.

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