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Annual average rate of 2007:
1 USD ($ USD)   = 29.39 rub.
1 EUR (€)           = 41,42 rub.

Currencies exchange rates (as of 11.06.2010): 
1 USD ($ USD)  = 31.5742 rub.
1 EUR (€)          = 38.0217 rub.

15.01.2010  
Inflation
                      0.7% . 0%
Gold and currency reserves        441.4 bln. USD
Oil Brent (ICE)         71.62
                          USD/ barrel
GDP               II 2009 9 326,4 bln. Rub.
Exports            24,5 1,8 bln. USD
Imports           15.5 . 1.6 bln. USD
Fixed asset
investments
   01.07.09. 621,7 . -49.4 bln. Rub.
Consumer price index
(as of 01.8 / 31.08.2009)
  100 . 0% - for food
commodities
              99.1 . - 1.5%
- for non-food
products
                   100.6 . - 0.2%
- for paid services rendered to the population         100.4 . - 0.4%
Forecast rates on                         
1 USD ($ USD) = rub.
1 EUR (€)          = rub.
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Saratov Region

Area, km2:
100 200
Time zone:
GMT+3
Federal District:
Volga Federal District of Russia
Administrative center (city):
Saratov
Population (inhabitants):
2 589,56
Largest cities of the region (inhabitants):
Saratov - 841,400
Engels - 200,800
Balakovo - 199,100
Share of urban population (%):
74,0
Income per capita (USD):
3597
Income per capita 2007/2006 (%):
119,7
Gross regional product, 2005 (million rubles):
200 724.0
Gross regional product per capita, 2005 (rubles):
77 147.7
Fixed capital investment, 2006 (million rubles) :
45940
Foreign direct investment, 2006 (thousands USD):
13664
Saratov Region is situated in the South-East of the East European Plain. The Volga River divides its territory into two parts: western, right-bank part, which is more elevated, and eastern, left-bank part, which is more low-lying. Besides the Volga, the region has 358 other rivers.
Saratov Region is rich in natural resources. It has over 40 minor oil and gas fields, deposits of coal slate, chalk stone and marlstone, a raw-materials base for brick manufacture, primary products for the construction industry, and others.
Saratov Region is an important cultural, historical and educational center of the country. It has 13 theaters, 26 museums, 36 higher education institutions.
The regions economy is well balanced and differentiated. Saratov is a large industrial center with well-developed power, fuel, petrochemical, engineering, metalworking and woodworking industries. It is also the home to a major air base and to several test ranges.
Industrial output in the region in 2007 amounted to USD7,457. The industrial production index was 107.1%. GRP structure in 2007:
    Industrial production 30%;
    Agriculture, hunting and forestry 15.4%;
    Transportation and telecommunications 15.0%;
    Construction 7.6%;
    Distribution industries 12.8%;
    Other types of activity 19.2%.

The region has a high-capacity transportation system with air transport (airport and permanent air traffic); water transport (with a major port in Saratov) on the Volga, with routes to the Mediterranean, Baltic, and Barents seas; network of pipelines; railway transport (parts of South-Eastern Railways and Volga Railways) and 2 federal highways.
  Contact information
Region's website
Governor
Pavel Ipatov
Tel./Fax:
Reception of the Governor of Saratov Region: +7 (8452) 27-37-30; Ministry for Investment Policy: +7 (8452) 21-02-10
E-mail
invest@saratov.gov.ru

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