The foreign trade turnover of the Sverdlovsk region with countries near and far abroad in January-December 2012 in value terms amounted to more than U.S. $ 13 billion.
Exports amounted to 9 billion 626.2 million U.S. dollars, import — 3 billion 374.5 million U.S. dollars. The foreign trade balance was positive and amounted to 6 billion 251.7 million U.S. dollars. The announcement was made at the meeting of the board of the Ministry of Foreign Economic and International Relations of the Sverdlovsk region.
Foreign trade with foreign countries is in the back of 85.6%, with the neighboring countries, respectively — 14.4%.
The main exports of the Sverdlovsk region in foreign trade with all countries in 2012 were metals and articles thereof — 50.8%. Compared to 2011, shipments increased by 7.6%.
Shipments of chemicals in second place and account for 21% of exports. In 2012, there was a reduction in the supply of chemical products by 6%.
Exports of machinery in 2012 grew by 90% compared to 2011, its share of exports is 18.7%.
Imports of machinery in the Sverdlovsk region occupied 48.7% of total imports, imports in 2012 decreased by 9%.
The share of chemical products in total imports in 2012 amounted to 16.8%, its volume decreased by 22.8% compared with 2011.
The volume of imports of metals fell by 8.2% and amounted to 11.5% of the imports.
In 2012, the enterprises and organizations of Sverdlovsk region maintained economic ties with 149 countries.
The ten major partners of the Sverdlovsk region includes: USA (rev 1 billion 732 million 964 thousand U.S. dollars), Niderdandy (1 billion 3 million 213 thousand U.S. dollars), Germany (907 million 800 thousand dollars . U.S.), Algeria, Ukraine, China, Turkey, Belarus, Italy, United Kingdom.