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The lighting fixtures market in Russia
Imports account for almost 49% of the total consumption


The Russian market for lighting fixtures reached a value of RUB 120 billion in 2019 (1,653 million Eur), recording a 4.8% increase compared to 2018 in local currency (even more, around 7%, using Euro as currency). Imports were worth over RUB 58 billion (Eur 804 million), accounting for almost 49% of the total consumption. In 2020, a reduction of lighting fixtures consumption over 10% in RUB and almost 20% in Eur is expected. Consumption of lighting fixtures per capita is around 13 USD: approximately the same as in China, Turkey or in the MENA Region, one third than in Europe. Russia weights approximately 1.1% on the world production of lighting fixtures (13th in the global ranking) and 2% on the world consumption (10th in the global ranking). Consumption of LED lighting fixtures in 2019 was estimated by CSIL in 1,147 million Eur (62% of the total market in value), to reach 1,368 million Eur in 2023 (82%-83% as share). In 2019 LED lighting penetration reached around 70% of the market in the professional segment and around 35% in the residential business.


The Energy Strategy up to 2030 bans the sale of incandescent light bulbs of 100W or more from 1st January 2013 and is also expected to later ban incandescent lamps of 75 and 25 watts. The programme for energy saving and energy efficiency first began to be introduced into state monopolies such as the Russian railways, Gazprom and Rosneft. The large energy-intensive industrial enterprises in the metallurgical, energy and petrochemical sectors will gradually shift to LED lighting. Since 2009, the official operator of this State project has been the energy saving company New Light, a partner of the Russian National Non-Governmental Organization Delovaya Rossiya. New Light operates in the fields of engineering, production, development, and implementation of energy efficient LED solutions for office, industrial and street lighting. Furthermore, by 2020, 99% of all street lighting must be energy efficient; the share of industrial energy efficiency lighting fixtures should increase to 73%; the share of LED and compact fluorescent lamps should grow from 15% in 2011 to 83%; the number of energy efficient lamps in public institutions should grow to 171 million units; lighting control system must be installed in no less than 25% of state institutions.


The main distribution channel for lighting fixtures in Russia is still wholesale, whose share is close to 50% of total Russian market (Eur 800 million, not including lamps and controls). Companies like Lighting Technologies, Varton, Signify, Fereks, ASTZ, and Ledel reported that 60% or more than their sales are conducted through this channel. Small but increasing shares of sales are made through e-commerce (2.5%). E-commerce is fairly important for wholesalers and retailers of residential segment. Also, some internet shops are selling both residential and technical lighting fixtures.


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The latest edition of CSIL Report, provides a full analysis of the lighting fixtures market in Russia, with statistical data of production, consumption, imports and exports, highlighting four core segments: residential/consumer, architectural/commercial, industrial and outdoor lighting, plus an estimate of the Russian market size of lamps and lighting controls. Sales data and market shares of the major local and international players present in each segment, data on the market structure by products and applications, distribution system analysis are also provided. More info at: The lighting fixtures market in Russia


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