Retail sector is driving supply chain developments in Russia
A recent study conducted by Capgemini has revealed that the retail sector is driving the supply chain developments in Russia. The retail market of Russia that is actively expanding from Moscow and the Central Region deeper into the country, is responsible for active logistics development in the large cities of Siberia.
While development of logistics was initially the most active in Moscow and Saint-Petersburg – the two major markets of Russia, Novosibirsk and Yekaterinburg – the two largest cities of Siberia are very actively developing their logistics and transport infrastructure to accommodate the growing needs of the expanding retail chains. Other large cities with sufficient potential to become a central logistics hub of their region are catching up. These are among others, Nizniy Novgorod, Kazan, Samara, Rostov, Volgograd, Irkutsk and Khabarovsk.
The study is based on a number of interviews with main logistics market players in Russia as well as on an extensive study of both Russian and European press, logistics publications and analytics reports. The study resulted in a Logistics Map of Russia that shows all the main cities and regions of Russia in terms of logistics development and market potential. The map also shows the most important transport connections and logistics terminals of Russia.