ndustry, which processes agricultural raw materials, is the
leading one in the economy of the region. The following branches are
mostly notable: sugar, meat, milk, spirit-vodka, confectionery, tobacco,
tinned vegetables, flour grinding and other branches. The sugar industry
is the leading branch (there are 9 sugar plants operating in the
region), concerning the production amount and realisation of products.
Together with alcohol and tinned vegetables they are the branches of
industry in which the Ternopil region is considered to be specialised on
the state and local levels of labour division.
According to national standards the transport network in the region is
well developed. The main kinds of transport are the automobiles and
railway. As for the number of cargo and passenger carryings, the
automobiles take the leading role (the average data – 35,5 million
passengers and 1,1 million tonnes of cargo annually). The length of
regional roads amounts to approximately 5,1 thousand km, when 5,0
thousand km comprise the roads with fixed and steady covering. 370km of
the automobile roads fall per each 1 thousand km2 of the regional
territory, including 362 km of the road with fixed and steady covering.
The regional railway system comprises 575 km, the density of the railway
network makes 41,4 km per each 1 thousand km2, which exceeds the
analogous data in Ukraine (37,6). Every year the railway transport
carries approximately 0,7 million tonnes of cargo and 8million
There are several important non-state establishments functioning in the
region, who are to help the businessmen in doing business activities.
Thus, in the Ternopil regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry you can
receive the information concerning the valid business-opportunities both
in the region and outside of it, and also the information about the
Through contact with the League of Businessmen of the Ternopil region
it’s possible to find reliable business partners, to get acquainted with
the business environment in the region, to receive the necessary support
in practical realisation of business projects.
FOREIGN ECONOMIC ACTIVITY
The export and import deliveries tie the Ternopil region with 72
countries of the world. The main trade partners of the region are
Russian Federation, Germany, Moldova, Poland, Italy, India, USA,
Hungary, and Czech Republic.
The main external sales markets for the production exported from the
Ternopil region are Russian Federation, Germany, Turkmenistan, Moldova,
Poland, India, Georgia.
Owing to the peculiarities of the regional economy specialisation the
products of food industry prevail in the export delivery structure,
livestock and stockbreeding products, machines and power engineering
equipment, textiles, other industrial goods, wood and wood goods.
Among the important production suppliers of the import prevail: Germany,
USA, Russia, Poland, Italy, Czech Republic and Hungary.
The main kinds of products imported to the region are: machines and
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