Investments in Sverdlovsk Region drop 5.8% in ten months of 2013

11 December 2013 (09:29)

December 11, 2013. The volume of investments in Sverdlovsk Region’s fixed capital amounted to 190.7bn RUR in January-September 2013. This is 5.8% less than a year earlier in comparable figures, Sverdlovsk Region Economics Ministry’s press service reports.

‘About a half (48.8%) of the companies’ investments is directed to industrial development. This is followed by real estate, housing operation and management, scientific research and development, and the tertiary sector, which get 19.3% of all investments. Then comes the transportation and communications sector (16.7% of all investments by organizations), press service says.

As for industrial enterprises, the electric power, natural gas, and water producers and distributors got the largest share of investments – 34bn RUR; the processing industry enterprises got 33bn RUR in terms of investments.

As for these latter, most of the money was directed to the metallurgical and machine-building industries (45.5% and 39%, respectively). 4.7% of investments went to the food industry and non-metal mineral products manufacturing. 2.7% were invested in the chemical industry.

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