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Nizhny Novgorod historically formed as one of the leading industrial and scientific centres of Russia.
Industrial potential of the city is presented with more than one thousand of large, mid,
and small scale companies within manufacturing activities that work in the following fields:
machine, vehicle, and equipment manufacture,
electro- and electronic equipment manufacture,
ferrous and non-ferrous metallurgy,
finished metal fabrics,
mineral oil and other nonmetallic mineral commodities manufacture,
textile and ready-made garments manufacture,
wood, rubber, and plastic products manufacture,
publishing and polygraphic activities,
power, gas, and water generation and distributing.
Vehicle and equipment manufacture with mostly motor-car construction takes a leading stand (approximately 60%).
Research-and-production base of the city is presented with 20 scientific research institutes and design offices as well as 5 academical institutes.
Among the science intensive and innovation manufactures there are automobile, aircraft, shipbuilding, nuclear, radio electronics, and information science and technologies enterprises.
Wide range of competitive in world markets outputs are produced in the city enterprises that are exported to the countries of Commonwealth of Independent States, the former Soviet republics, Europe, America, Asia, Africa, Latin America, the Middle East.
Major Nizhny Novgorod companies
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