Vladimir Putin's orders (as part of the development of gas supply and gasification of regions), which he gave to the government, can contribute to the growth of the gas boiler market by at least 40% by 2030. Heating industry experts consider the free connection of gas-using equipment, solution to the “last mile” problem and completing gasification within the next 10 years as the main potential drivers of the market.
“If all the president’s orders are fulfilled, then we can definitely predict the growth of the market. I think, the growth rate for the premium segment will be about 45-50%, ”says Armen Kalinin, export director at FRISQUET, the leading French manufacturer of heating equipment.
Leonid Bylinin, deputy director of Haustek LLC in the Moscow region, agrees with the forecast of his colleague, but extrapolates it to the entire market, believing that all segments can grow proportionally by 40-50%, since the distribution curve will not change: 7-10% the market will be occupied by gas boilers of the premium segment, 70% - by the reasonably priced and the remaining 20-23% - by the medium.
Andrey Sazonov, general director of the Climate-Control company from the Tver region, gives an even more optimistic forecast. His region is now gasified by 64.4%, this figure reaches around 85% in towns, 35% - in villages. Sazonov believes that the market for gas heating boilers can increase up to 100%, on condition that the presidents’ orders will be implemented. “Another question is when and how exactly these orders will be executed, where the money will come from, how long it will take to create a legal framework for everything to work correctly,” says Andrey Sazonov.