Sverdlovsk Region’s Metal Goods Exports Up 34%

UrBC, Yekaterinburg, June 16, 2017. Sverdlovsk Region exported 34% more metal goods in the first quarter of 2017 compared with one year previously, Governor of Sverdlovsk Region’s Information Policy Department reports.

The increase was noticeable both in terms of physical volume and the amount of money made and mostly had to do with the rising exports of ferrous and non-ferrous metals and metal goods. Additionally, titanium exports rose by 18%. The produce was mainly sold to customers based in Belgium, Great Britain, Greece, the Netherlands, Serbia, the United States, and the Czech Republic.

‘What is more, agreements reached by Governor Evgeny Kuivashev resulted in a 100% increase in railway goods exports (mostly those of freight railcars and their parts to Iran) and a 20% increase in electrical equipment exports (to India, for example). Also, local manufacturers are now supplying electrical equipment to China and cables and building materials to Kazakhstan,’ the department says.

Governor Kuivashev also asked for Sverdlovsk Region’s export strategy for 2017-2030 to be developed. Sverdlovsk Region’s Minister for International and Foreign Economic Relations Andrei Sobolev believes the strategy will help implement the top-priority Sverdlovsk Region Exports Development Project.

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