In the year 2021, the amount of newly built or renovated schools in Russia reached 149,959 persons of total capacity. This represents a 8.1% increase year-over-year. Of this total, the lions share of 97% was new construction, while only 3% was commissioned as renovated facilities. Most of the objects considered, approximately 79%, were schools in urban area.
In addition, significant capacities of preschool educational organizations (kindergartens) have been commissioned in the reporting year, too. This includes 79,888 places in kindergartens, down by 17.8% from the previous year.
The volume of new or renovated high schools, reported in square meters of floor area, reached 51,882 sq. m, down by 4% from the previous year.
The capacities of newly built or renovated schools and kindergartens is a key factor shaping the demand for educational furniture in Russia. We are tracking this indicator more closely, including the performance by various regions of Russia, within our extended Market Reports.