Despite the serious difficulties caused by external pressure, the Russian industry in 2022 not only resisted the decline (the overall production index was 99.4% by 2021), but also set a number of interesting achievements, including historical ones. Let’s take a look at some of the most notable ones, concerning quantitative indicators. At the same time, it should be understood that the number of indicators suitable for large retrospective comparisons varies by industry: somewhere changes in the accounting system have a strong effect, and somewhere the quantitative indicators are not very representative.
fuel and energy complex
Coal production amounted to 437 million tons, which is slightly lower than the historical record of 2019 (439.5 million tons), but more than the peak of the Soviet period (425 million tons in 1988). At the same time, a historical record was set for coking coal: 105 million tons were mined (+5 million tons compared to the peak in 2021).
The output of diesel fuel amounted to 84.7 million tons, which is a new historical record, +4.3 million tons compared to the peak in 2021.
The output of motor gasoline amounted to 42.3 million tons, which is the best result since at least 1990 (at that time 40.9 million tons were produced). The maximum level of gasoline production, oddly enough, falls on the border of the 70s and 80s (for example, in 1980, the output was 46, …