Chelyabinsk Region - Territory for an investor

Chelyabinsk Region is a well-developed industrial and agricultural area of Russia. The region is located in the southern part of the Urals, on the border between Europe and Asia, and near the West Siberian Plain. Chelyabinsk Region is bordered with the Sverdlovsk Region in the north, the Kurgan Region in the east, the Republic of Bashkortostan in the west, and Kazakhstan in the southeast. The region's area is 88.5 thou. sq. km, the population is more than 3.4 million people.

In 2019, the amount of investments in the region was more than 299 billion RUB.

The region's largest cities are Chelyabinsk, Magnitogorsk, Zlatoust, Miass, and Kopeysk.

Here is how the Chelyabinsk Region ranked among other regions of Russia in 2019: 
1st
Production of pasta
3rd
Production of poultry meat
6th
Volume of shipped manufacturing products
6th
Production of eggs
7th
Cattle and poultry industry
16th
Investments in fixed assets
Advantages of the region
  • Deposits of iron, copper, and zinc ores, graphite, magnesite, titanium, manganese, chrome etc.
  • Relatively low expenditures in fabrication of metal products.
  • High-tech areas of economy which helps to increase net exports of high-tech products.
  • Highly qualified workforce.
  • Growth potential in manufacturing and processing of agricultural products.
  • The one-window support of businesses and investors.
  • High level of inventiveness and increased potential for the introduction of innovations.
5 PSEDAs (Priority Social and Economic Development Area)
The gross regional product (GRP)
consists of the following industries:
35,5%
manufacturing
10,6%
real estate operations
6,7%
agriculture
12,5%
wholesale
8,4%
transportation and communication
5,4%
construction

The industrial production index (IPI) is constantly on the increase. During the first 9 months of 2020, it amounted to 96.9%.

The majority of investments is allocated to manufacturing (metallurgical production, fabrication of finished metal products, and production of machinery and equipment); production of electricity, gas and water; transport and communication, and mining. More than 650 mineral deposits and unique facing stone have been discovered, and more than 200 mining and processing enterprises operate in the region.

Chelyabinsk Region is one of the leading agricultural regions in the country
Chelyabinsk Region is a large region with developed infrastructure and favorable geographical and location, which bodes well for interregional and international cooperation. Metals and metal products, consumer staples, chemical products, and minerals are the largest components of the exports structure.
Main import items
Mechanical engineering products
Metals and metal products
Minerals
Chemical products
Food products
Consumer products
Our partners
Specialization
of municipalities:
  • Ferrous and non-ferrous metallurgy, metalworking: Chelyabinsk, Magnitogorsk, Zlatoust, Karabash city district, Asha and Satka municipal districts
  • Mechanical engineering: Chelyabinsk, Kopeysk, Miass, Zlatoust, Ust-Katav, Ozersk, Trekhgorny, Kyshtym, and Yuzhnouralsk city districts
  • Mining: Plast, Verkhneuralsk, Yetkul, and Agapovka municipal districts; Bakal municipal settlement.
  • Innovation sector: Chelyabinsk, Magnitogorsk, Miass, Snezhinsk
Chelyabinsk Region by the numbers
More than 2 million people in the working population

450 industrial sites

Thousands of square meters of high-quality warehousing facilities
    650
    deposits
    200
    mining and processing enterprises
    9
    deposits of copper and zinc ores with 150 mln tons in stock
    1,3 млрд
    tons of iron ore
    3748
    lakes
    377
    water reservoirs
    1 млн Га
    of protected areas
    < 60 %
    industrial products are produced by metallurgical enterprises
    5000 МВт
    total capacity of power stations
    33
    nature reserves and national parks
    20
    ski resorts