Metallurgy is the most important branch of heavy industry which provides the bulk of industrial production. The competitiveness of metallurgical enterprises on global markets creates a basis for the development of all sectors of the economy.
By the end of 2017, the confidence of Russian respondents in the global
economy growth had increased. At the same time, expectations of the domestic
economy have become much more conservative. This survey presents the positions
of Russian business regarding some areas.