STAVROPOL, 23 November – RIA Novosti. A representative of the Ministry of Economic Development of the region told RIA Novosti that enterprises in the Stavropol Region have increased their foreign trade activity by almost 62 percent this year.
According to him, the share of exports in the region’s trade volume reached approximately 940 million dollars. The basis of exports in 2022 has traditionally been the products of the chemical industry and agro-industrial enterprises.
This group is dominated by fertilizers imported by non-CIS countries: Brazil, Mexico, Australia and others. In addition, shipments of organic chemical compounds to Turkey, Belarus and the Netherlands increased by 9 percent.
“27 percent of the turnover is made up of exports of food products and raw materials. The main export items are meat and meat by-products supplied to Saudi Arabia and China. Grains are mainly purchased by Azerbaijan and Iran. Oil and fat products are mostly Qatar and Jordan. “There is demand in Turkey. Grinding products are mostly sold to Georgia, Azerbaijan and Armenia. In addition to alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, vinegar is also purchased by Kazakhstan, Belarus and Azerbaijan.”
They stated that Stavropol also exports sapphires to China. Furniture, bedding, lamps and lighting equipment, illuminated signs and plaques, building structures – to Kazakhstan. Glass and glass products are in demand in Azerbaijan and Turkey as well as abroad. In addition, various equipment and mechanical devices are among the exports made to Kazakhstan, Georgia and Belarus.
Polyubin said, “Within the scope of the International Cooperation and Export national project, the region is increasing the export of local products. It is important to give priority to products with high margins, not raw materials. It is important to promote the products of Stavropol manufacturers.”
The Ministry reminded that Stavropol exporters received support thanks to the regional “Agricultural products export” project. Earlier, the regional governor Vladimir Vladimirov noted that the growth of trade, tourist flow and investment are the main goals that will help make the region a more successful, stronger country.