Urals direct 36bn to state budget

The customs points of Ural Customs Administration transferred 36.12 billion RUR worth of customs duties and payments to the federal budget in nine months of 2010, says the spokesperson for the Administration. This figure actually exceeds that for January-September 2009 by 2.42 billion RUR.

Last year, the economic recession caused a 27% drop in the budget payments on the part of the Ural enterprises, especially the metallurgical, machine-building, and the energy-sector ones. The export-related payments plunged by 3.9 billion RUR in 2009 compared with 2008; the import-related payments went down by over 8.2 billion RUR compared with a year earlier.

This year, the customs payments tend to go up thanks to more foreign trade transactions on the part of Ural Federal District’s businesses. For one, 33.21 billion RUR worth of import-related payments were directed to the state budget by the region’s customs points in nine months of 2010, alongside with 1.85 billion RUR worth of export-related payments.

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