e divided between production of non-ferrous metallurgy and
The largest volumes of goods and service export were directed to Russian
Federation, Turkey, China, Hungary, Germany and Poland.
Almost a quarter of all regional import was taken by mineral oil.
Another main item of import was machinery and theirs spare parts
presenting more than 10%.
The main suppliers were Turkmenistan, Germany, Slovakia, United States,
Byelorussia, Poland, China, Uzbekistan.
Recently commodity structure of export has being changed dynamically by
increasing of science intensive and highly technological production of
large scale processing. This process brings geographical diversification
of foreign trade. The sphere of bilateral cooperation between our region
and regions of neighboring and far abroad countries has being
The special role in international economic relations of our region is
played by Russian Federation. Geographic closeness, trade, economic and
humanitarian relations formed historically, availability of enterprises
with technically interrelated production and infrastructure make
cooperation of our region with regions of Russian Federation vitally
indispensable for both states.
During last years Agreements about trade and economic, technological and
cultural cooperation were signed with 11 regions of Russian Federation,
and further work for elaboration and realization of definite projects is
being carried out within these Agreements.
The similar Agreements were signed with Burgas (Bulgaria), Chonchin
(China), Karaganda region (Republic of Kazakhstan). Definite
negotiations are carried out concerning establishing of cooperation and
signing of the Agreements with regions of Austria, Germany, Belgium,
Poland, Uzbekistan, Azerbaydzhan and Iran.
During last year Zaporizhzhya region was visited by many representatives
of diplomatic missions and business communities of foreign countries.
There were arrangement reached concerning further development of
international relations of our region, creation of joint ventures,
foreign investment engaging to the region economy results of these
The essential contribution into development of international economic
relations of both region and definite enterprises is introduced by
direct relations of Department of foreign affairs and international
economic relations of Zaporizhzhya regional state administration with
diplomatic representatives of Ukraine and trade delegates.
INVESTMENT IN THE REGION
Zaporizhzhya region is concerned to be one of the most attractive region
of Ukraine for investing due to its industrial potential, natural
resources, own energy resources, highly developed scientific and
technical potential, well developed transport infrastructure, developed
bank system and admittance to markets of Ukraine, CIS, Europe and Asia.
The share of Zaporizhzhya region is 6% in the total investments in
Ukraine. As for direct foreign investments the region ranks fourth in
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