a publishing house of the State Committee of the Council of Ministers of the USSR on Publishing, Printing, and the Book Trade. Located in Moscow, it was established in 1963 through the consolidation of three houses: Ekonomizdat, Gos-torgizdat, and the publishing house of the Central Cooperative Alliance.
Ekonomika publishes works on general economic problems, the economics of industry and agriculture, planning, material and technical supply and marketing, the organization of national economic management, the economies of the socialist countries, and questions of state trade. It publishes the journals Planovoe khoziaistvo (The Planned Economy), Sovetskaia torgovlia (Soviet Trade), Obshchestvennoe pitante (Food Service), Material’-no-tekhnicheskoe snabzhenie (Material and Technical Supply), and Sovetskaia potrebitel’skaia kooperatsiia (Soviet Consumers’ Cooperative), as well as the bulletins Novye tovary (New Products) and Torgovlia za rubezhom (Trade Abroad).
In 1979, Ekonomika published 183 titles of books and pamphlets with a total of 6.2 million copies, using approximately 70 million printed sheets.