Russia is big.

Its electrical market as well.

Russia has a turnover of around EUR 4 billion and is in fourth place in the European sales rankings, on par with the United Kingdom, but ahead of the Netherlands and Spain. Germany, France and Italy are at the forefront in Europe.

Market Russia

A peculiarity of the Russian electrical wholesale market is surely that only a few electrical wholesalers have a disproportionale share of branches; moreover, it is absolutely normal for several branches of a wholesaler to be in the same area.


Russia and the Russian Federation (today the sixth largest economy in the world) is the largest country in the world with an area of around 17 million square kilometers. Russia comprises more than one eighth of the world's inhabited area and is the 9th most populous country with 144 million inhabitants (2017); but it is also one of the most sparsely populated, with the European part of the country being much more densely populated than the Asian part, which is over three times as large.

The capital Moscow is one of the largest cities in the world; St. Petersburg is another important center. The next largest cities in Russia with millions of inhabitants are Novosibirsk in Siberia, Ekaterinburg in the Urals and Nizhny Novgorod on the Volga. In total there are 15 megacities and 70 metropolitan areas with more than 500,000 inhabitants in Russia.

Company activities

There are 3 marketing associations FEGIME and IMELCO (both with the most members) and ROSSED. International wholesale groups such as Rexel, Onninen, Ensto are only represented with a few sales outlets, Sonepar is not represented at all.


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