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Centers of gravity in Russia

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GDP per capita 2007

GDP per capita, 2007, in percentage of Russia=100

A >125
D 50-75
E <50
Above is a chloropleth regional map of Russia, expressing the GRP of regions to the Russian average. The most interesting point is how Moscow seems to soak up all resources and population around a radius of several hundreds kilometers.
It reminds me of Volkswagen placing a industrial park in Kaluga, only to realize later that they could not find enough workforce at the wage VW was willing to pay. The locals preferred to drive three hours each day to Moscow in order to earn three times as much 🙂

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January 23, 2010 at 9:29 pm

Russian Regions GRP 2008

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It is always easier to compare one thing with another, than to use numbers that no one can start something with. A map with US states renamed as if they were countries with similar GDP is available on StrangeMaps.

In the table below, the Russian GDP is broken down into the twenty biggest regions in terms of GRP (all together, they account for over 70% of the total Russian GRP), and their GRP is compared to other countries’ GDP.

Region GRP (mln USD) Comparable country
1. Moscow 343,334 Denmark
2. Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug 73,440 Croatia
3. Moscow Oblast 68,108 Croatia
4. St. Petersburg 55,454 Luxenburg
5. Sverdlovsk Oblast 37,503 Guatemala
6. Republic of Tatarstan 37,420 Guatemala
7. Krasnodar Krai 33,610 Latvia
8. Republic of Bashkorstan 32,273 Uruguay
9. Krasnoyarsk Krai 30,782 Kenya
10. Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug 29,221 Costa Rica
11. Samara Oblast 28,401 Lebanon
12. Chelyabinsk Oblast 26,959 Burma, Yemen
13. Perm Krai 24,781 Cyprus
14. Nizhny Novgorod Oblast 23,848 Estonia
15. Rostov Oblast 23,680 Estonia
16. Kemerovo Oblast 23,663 Estonia
17. Orenburg Oblast 19,068 Bosnia
18. Irkutsk Oblast 18,824 Bosnia
19. Novosibirsk Oblast 17,463 Iceland
20. Volgograd Oblast 16,649 Paraguay

Please note that the figures are estimates from the Ministry of Regional Development, since the Federal State Statistics Service will publish the official figures only in May 2010… (BTW, today they finally learned to publish data in Excel files instead of HTML tables….)

EDIT: Khanty-Mansi & Yamalo Nenets Autonomnous Okrugs are not counted towards Tyumen’s GRP, but separately.

EDIT2: Tyumen’s GRP (without the autonomnous okrugs) dropped sharply in 2008 according to the estimates

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November 26, 2009 at 2:29 pm