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In Kuzbas more than a third increased the number of participants of foreign economic activity. While it is more oriented to the East.

For the first nine months of 2019 Kemerovo customs transferred to the Federal budget 26, 2 billion rubles – almost two billion more than in the entire previous year. The total turnover in the area of responsibility of customs made up in value terms, $ 3.66 billion – plus of 1.7 per cent over the same period of 2018, and the volume of the turnover increased by 5.6 percent to 4.3 million tons. While export shipments rose by 2.8 percent, and import – 74,2. The surge of foreign economic activity in the region contributed to the increase in the number of participants of foreign economic activity – from 304 to 408. Foreign trade operations of Kuzbass was held with 101 country of the world.

The growth of customs duties associated with a significant volume of imported equipment for enterprises, mainly coal. The Kemerovo customs were more likely to register products in China from excavators, dump trucks, screening machines for processing plants to gadgets. In the first nine months of 2019, as specified by the acting first Deputy chief of customs Vadim Egorov, 45.6 per cent of imports in the region of the custom comes from China. In second place – Germany (14.5 per cent), followed by the US (6.6 per cent) and Poland (3.3 percent).

The largest participants of foreign economic activity in terms of turnover in the Kuzbass are the enterprises of metallurgical, coal and chemical industry. However, because of the sanctions this year, exports of ferrous metals decreased by ten percent. While the export of “black gold” continues to bring the region a significant share of export revenues. Today, coal from the Kemerovo region put in more than fifty countries. The main export goods from the Kuzbass in this year shifted from Eastern and Western Europe to the Asia-Pacific region. If nine months of 2018 most of the coal went to Ukraine, Poland, the UK, and then to the Republic of Korea, now in the first place – Japan and China.

By the way, before through Ukraine were held 1-1,8 million tons of coal per month. It was handled in Ukrainian ports, and sent through a border checkpoint in the West of the country. Russian coal left in Turkey, Romania, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Hungary and other countries of Europe, Asia and Africa. But in June of 2019, within the framework imposed by the government of the Russian Federation of measures on restriction of export to Ukraine and transit through it, the situation has changed. The delivery of coal, coke and charcoal in this direction are now the special permission of the Ministry of economy of the Russian Federation. And in June most of the major exporters of the Russian Federation either stopped or reduced shipments to the former Federal Republic.

Source: RG.RU

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