I prepared a review article based on materials from the 24th International Industrial Exhibition METAL-EXPO-2018, held in Moscow. The exhibition, in general, recorded the fact of stagnation in the country’s consumption of metallurgical products, a slow growth in domestic consumption and a decline in exports. Today, the need to develop domestic metal-consuming industries, primarily the production of machinery, equipment and vehicles, is obvious. Previously, their deficiency was covered by imports. Unfortunately, the import substitution program in civil engineering has, in fact, not yet begun to be implemented. I believe that the main reason for the decline of Russian engineering is the lack of funding. And, nevertheless, the exhibition showed several promising examples, when many enterprises, mobilizing the latest technologies and some state support, demonstrate an increase in the production of the necessary high-quality products.