As the President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Stavropol Territory, Boris Obolenets, noted, foreign trade is growing, and this is especially clearly seen against the backdrop of a decline in exports in the Russian Federation. He believes that this is a direct consequence of the focused work of the regional government to create a favorable investment climate.
Locally sourced products are shipped to countries in the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia-Pacific region. In 2019, the Stavropol Territory opened up new export destinations, including: Guatemala, Cyprus, Cuba, Myanmar, El Salvador, Togo, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay.
In the fall, poultry companies were given access to the Maldives market. Earlier, in January-August 2019, the volume of exports of goods produced in the Stavropol Territory to Serbia increased by 769%. Deliveries to Mexico grew by 664%, to Saudi Arabia - by 146%, to Iran and Georgia - by 50%. At the same time, the share of non-primary products in their structure grew by 5.8%.
Income from the export of goods of this category amounted to almost 788 million rubles (99.1% of the total export income of enterprises in the region). Among the livestock products demanded abroad, lamb remains the leader - the export volume of this type of red meat from the Stavropol Territory increased by 321.7%.