Sverdlovsk Region’s foreign trade turnover comes to $5.5bn in January-May 2008

Sverdlovsk Region’s foreign trade turnover came to $5.5bn in January-May 2008, which was 24.6% better than in January-May 2007. The figures include $4.1bn worth of exported goods (which was 15% better than a year earlier) and $1.4bn worth of imported goods (which exceeds the figures for January-May 2007 by 63.7%).

The region’s large and medium-scale enterprises made 76.8 billion RUR worth of profits in the first five months of 2008, which exceeds the figures for a year earlier by 5.3%, and sustained 5.1 billion RUR worth of losses, which exceeds the figures for January-May 2007 by 63.2%. Thus the fiscal result (profits minus losses) amounted to 71.6 billion RUR, which is 2.6% better than in January-May 2007, the region’s Ministry for Economy and Labor reports.

The investments in Sverdlovsk Region’s economy totaled to 76.5 billion RUR in the first half of the year, which, in current and comparable prices, is 30.1% and 8.5% better, respectively, than in January-June 2007.


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