Investor Guide
Губернатор Саратовской области

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN!

The main priorities for the Saratov region are and will be a sustainable economy, attracting investments, the creation of a developed infrastructure, the well-being of residents. Today we are actively building new roads, industrial enterprises, schools, medical centers. We set records in agriculture and go out to foreign markets. We have advanced ideas, innovations, a strong production and human resources base.

The region pursues a consistent investment policy. Together with our partner, the Agency for Strategic Initiatives, we have formed new standards and road maps for working with the investor. The Development Corporation, which is being created in the region, and the annual Saratov Interregional Economic Forum will also contribute to the improvement of the business climate.

Expansion of the huge investment potential of the region we associate with the implementation of the largest infrastructure projects - the construction of an international airport, territory of advanced social and economic development in a monocity Petrovsk, Saratov agglomeration. These and many other projects set the modern spatial and economic development of municipalities, using their advantages, providing employment, improving the well-being of people.

All this great work gives meaningful results: the region becomes comfortable for life, interesting for business, attractive for investments. The Saratov region sets ambitious goals and looks confidently into the future.

V.V. Radaev, Governor of the Saratov region

INVESTMENT POTENTIAL

The Saratov region is a modern, dynamically developing region, possessing a whole bundle of competitive advantages.

Simultaneous synergy of profitable location, unique climate and abundance of environmental resources creates an arrangement for development of powerful industrial and agricultural potential, as well as launching business and manufacturing of goods and services. 

The Saratov region is characterized by proximity to the Moscow region (858 km), availability of the long State border with Republic of Kazakhstan (550 km) and approach to PR of China and Central Asia.

Инвестиционный потенциал
Конкурентные преимущества

COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGES

  • High level of human and scientific resources
  • Vantage location and developed logistics
  • More than 600 investment sites of various applications available
  • Industrial parks including agro-industrial complex and logistic
  • Operational solution of infrastructure issues
  • Energy surplus
  • Differentiated resource and raw materials base
  • Fertile soil and climate conditions
  • Most-favoured-nation treatment for investors
  • Low prime cost for housing, industrial and commercial premises construction
  • Inherent regional gas production, implicit gas distribution to populated areas and factories

HUMAN RESOURCES

2 463,0 thousand people

Population 

1 199,8 thousand people

Labour force 

1 142,3 thousand people

Commercial activity 

34,5%

Labour force with higher professional educations

Трудовые ресурсы
Агломерация

Agglomeration

Saratov is a center of formed agglomeration system counting 1.2 mln inhabitants with 50% of the Saratov region population living within the system.

Main advantages encouraging agglomeration investment on the territory of the region are:

  • Possibility for major infrastructure projects realization;
  • Wide possibilities for implementation of public-private partnership within investment project realization process;
  • Concentration of qualify human resources, capability for accelerated human recourses capacity development;
  • Establishment of close ties between manufacture and scientific and academic centers;
  • Wide range of financial services, availability of investment resources including expansion of possibilities for receiving of State financial support;
  • Decreasing of economic costs for investors launching a business;
  • Possibility for establishment of land property on the territory of agglomeration for the purpose of industrial and agricultural parks launching;
  • Expansion of labor and products distribution markets.

Научный потенциал

Scientific potential

  • 18 higher education establishments
  • 49 innovative enterprises 
  • 53 educational facilities of intermediate vocational education 
  • 7 institutions and branches of Russian Academy of Science 
  •  27 specified research and development establishments

Свободные земли

Available land

Investors manifest a significant interest on availability of considerable quantity of land parcels of agricultural designation, as well as industrial areas equipped with associated infrastructure of low price and low cost. Regional land resources amount to 10 mln ha.

Месторасположение и логистика

Location and logistics

  • Saratov is a huge transport hub, connecting the region with Ural, Siberia and Central Asia.
  • Two international transport corridors (“North-South” and “West-East”) promote creation of multimodal transport hub, including infrastructural objects of railway, highway, waterway transportation, commercial aviation and transport terminals, oil and gas pipeline.
  • The Saratov region is a “Russian gates” to Kazakhstan and Central Asia.
  • Construction of new international airport “Centralny”, as well as western bypass of Saratov transport hub of the Volga railway will move logistics to a new age.

Строительство международного аэропорта «Гагарин»

Construction of new international airport “Centralny”

The new airport provides possibilities for reception of all-type of modern long-distance vessels, increasing volumes of passenger and cargo traffic. 

The flight strip size

 – 3000х45 m ,

 acceptance rate – up to 1 mln passengers per year. 

2019

Commissioning date

  • Construction of international airport «Gagarin»

Строительство Западного обхода Саратовского узла Приволжской железной дороги

Construction of Western bypass of the Saratov transport hub of Volgian railway

  • Possibility for increasing of suburban rail within the Saratov city
  • Development of extra volume of cargo traffic via Saratov hub – 46,0 mln tons, including: 30 mil. tons towards Azov-Blacksea harbors
  • Relocation of hazardous cargo traffic

Инвестиционные площадки

More than 300 of investment areas available

600

 INVESTMENT SITES AVAILABLE 

TOTAL AREA OF THE SARATOV REGION – 

101,2 THOUSAND SQ. KM.

5 промышленных парков

5 industrial parks

  • Private industrial park “Trolza”
  • Industrial logistic complex “Leader”
  • Industrial park “Reflector”
  • Manufacturing complex OJSC “Rosbythim”
  • Manufacturing complex LLC “Voljsky terminal”

Обеспечение инфраструктурой

Infrastructure supply

Investors are available with solutions on infrastructure supply.

The region has strongly developed gas extraction and supply of residential areas and enterprises, high electricity supportability and available power supply.

Executive agencies of the Saratov region provide an effective assistance on the infrastructure supply procedure.

Non-demanded mineral resources

  • Chalk- and lime-stone 
  • Argillaceous gangue for brick, bloating clay and concrete manufacturing 
  • Grit and sandstone 
  • Balneological, medicinal and table mineral water of high quality 
  • Potassium and magnesium salts 
  • Sulfurs 
  • Phosphorites 
  • Siliceous rocks

FIRST GAS PIPELINE “SARATOV-MOSCOW” IN RUSSIA

POTENTIAL RESOURCES GAS – 1 trn сubic meters OIL – 700 mln tons

Невостребованные запасы минерально-сырьевых ресурсов
Строительные материалы

Construction supplies

At the present day, 440 deposits of construction supplies are defined with 240 deposits manifested. Still, only 327 deposits are explored up to industrial categories. Those deposits are of brick-clay and expanded-clay aggregates, masonry and glass sands, concrete components, masonry stone and chalk, molding materials and sand and grit blends. 

The region possesses a huge reserve for urban development.

Hydrocarbon crude

Saratov part of Caspian oil- and gas-bearing province is characterized by high relative density of anticipated hydrocarbon sources. That particular region possessing high resource potential is the most perspective territory for exploration of oil and gas deposits, drastically increasing the exploration.

1st PLACE IN THE VOLGA REGION

by quantity of perspective and anticipated resources. The region expresses a high potential of extraction volume increasing in the nearest future.


Углеводородное сырье
Климатические условия

Climate

The Saratov region is the only Russian region joining three environmental zones: woodland-grass, heath and semi-desert. Location in profitable fourth photic zone drastically decrease prime cost of greenhouse complex products. Short duration of winter season in comparison with the Central part of the country allows to decrease costs on heating and lighting of premises, as well as equipment maintenance.

Investors preferences

  • Tax and other benefits
  • Investment tax loan within regional taxation system
  • Subsidies at the expense of regional budget 
  • Investment contract
  • Assistance in funds raising for investment projects via development institutes
  • Provision with objects of regional reserve funds in purpose of securing obligations within investment promotion
  • Consultancy and informational assistance for an investor, methodical and arrangement support within an investment project realization

Режим наибольшего благоприятствования для инвесторов
Низкая себестоимость строительства

Low construction prime cost

Average construction prime cost – 26521 rubles per 1 sq.m.

The lowest price in the Volga Federal district, 3rd place in Russian Federation.  

The region is provided with all-type construction resources, as well as in-house manufacture of concrete, brick, construction equipment, etc.

In 2017 around 1210 thousand sq.m. of residential property (93.5% by 2016) were launched using all financial sources. Construction complex is expanding.

Strategic priorities

  • Chalk- and lime-stone 
  •  Argillaceous gangue for brick, bloating clay and concrete manufacturing 
  •  Grit and sandstone 
  •  Balneological, medicinal and table mineral water of high quality 
  • Potassium and magnesium salts 
  • Sulfurs 
  •  Phosphorites 
  •  Siliceous rocks

Стратегические приоритеты
Направления реализации региональной инновационной политики

Realization of regional innovative policy

  • Active stimulation of present regional enterprises for manufacturing and innovations applying.
  • Stimulation of establishing small regional innovative companies of different are of competence.
  • Funds arising for high-tech regional industries.
  • Development of an effective infrastructure for regional innovative activity support.
  • Increasing of regional innovative culture level and development of “human capital assets”.
  • Informational and law support of establishment and protection of intellectual property.

Инновационные производства

Innovative manufactures

  • Percent of high-tech industries’ products in GRP is 24.8%.
  • 22nd place in the top of innovational active regions (according to the information of National association of innovations and development of informational technologies).
  • High innovative potential of regional enterprises.

Innovative manufactures

  • Quantity of entities using informational and communication resources – 3310.
  • Quantity of specialists on informational and communication technologies by 2015 – 6334.
  •  In view of human and scientific resources analysis the area of informational technology possesses high potential for further development being one of the strategic priorities of the region.

Информационные технологии
Нефтехимический кластер

Oil and gas cluster

The Saratov region is one of the longest-standing oil and gas producing regions in Russian Federation. Inherent oil production followed by complete oil processing provides unconditional stability and independence of regional fuel market

The region segmentation

  • 100% of Russia trolley manufacturing 
  • 27,4% of couch manufacturing 
  • 18% of sulfuric acid manufacturing 
  •  13,3% of ball-bearing manufacturing 
  • 5,3% manufacture of synthetic detergents 
  • 11,1% production oа mineral festillzers on terms of 100% nutrients 
  • 3,9% power generation

На долю Саратовской области приходится
Металлургический кластер

Metalurgical cluster

  • PJSC “SEVERSTAL” 
  • JSC “BALAKOVO-CENTROLIT” 
  • LLC “ER LIQID BALAKOVO” 

A new field of metallurgical engineering is completely functional

Транспортное машиностроение

Transport enjineering

  •   OJSC “Steelworks Plant” Manufacture of cargo rolling stock – 4500 units per year 
  •  OJSC “Transmash” Manufacture of carriage, maintenance and snow-clearing equipment – 2000 cargo carriages per year 
  •  JSC “Carriage-building plant” Manufacture of carriage-building equipment for the value of 50 mln rubles per month
  • LLC “First Locomotive Company” Design and manufacture of double-system cargo locomotive of the project F120MS for the Russian and CIS countries markets

Энергетика

Energy industry

6702 MW

Total PGP capacity total, regional consumption – 30% 

THE LARGEST IN RUSSIAN FEDERATION

Energy hub comprising of Saratov HPS, Balakovo NPP and CHP-4 is the largest hub in Russian Federation.

Balakovo NPP – provide a fifth part of electrical power generation in Volga Federal District and a sixth part of Russian NPPs’ capacity

Saratov HPP is a huge regional power asset with annual output of 5,4 bln kW-h

Total power of solar power plants – 100 MW, (Ershovsky, Novouzensky, Pugachevsky and Dergachevsky municipal districts)

Сельское хозяйство в 2018 году

Agriculture in 2018

  • 1st place for gross sunflower seeds harvesting in Volga Federal District (1573,5 thousand tons), 1st place in Russian Federation 
  •  1st place for gross vegetables harvesting in Volga Federal District (371,2 thousand tons), 9th place in Russian Federation 
  •  2nd place for gross post-treatment grain harvesting in Volga Federal District (3313,78 thousand tons), 11th place in Russian Federation

Кластер овощей закрытого грунта

Ground-protected vegetables

  •   4th place in Volga Federal District and Russian Federation for ground-protected vegetables
  • 6 hothouse facilities 
  • Total hothouse area 110,0 ha

Focus areas for investments

  • Dairy cattle breeding 
  •  Beef cattle breeding 
  •  Poultry breeding 
  • Technical crops manufacture 
  • Pulse crop manufacture 
  • Hothouse facilities 
  • Construction of logistics center for vegetables processing and storage 
  • Processing of products for agriculture

Приоритетные направления для вложения инвестиций в сельское хозяйство
Туризм

Tourism

The Saratov region possesses rich recreational, cultural, historical and natural potential.

In 2016 over 291585 tourists have traveled over the region. In terms of cruise tours, the Saratov city was visited by 60000 tourist via 270 diesel-engine vessels.

At tourists’ disposal, there are 200 of collective places of accommodation (107 of hotels and camping sites, more than 63 of camps and health resorts, 34 of agricultural camping sites). 300 of travel agencies operates on the territory of the region, including 26 of domestic tourism agencies providing 138 of tourist trails. 

Культура

Culture

Ample quantity of cultural heritage promote tourism development as well. Modern Saratov is deemed to be a cultural center of the Volga district. International and regional festivals and competitions became a tradition.

The region possesses:

  • 124 natural monuments
  • More than 300 architectural monuments
  • Over 3000 archeology monuments
  • 18 remained antique manors
  • 26 state museums

The most attractive places are the Volga River and the landing area of the first astronaut Yury Gagarin.

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Investor Guide of the Saratov Region

Территория опережающего социально-экономического развития в г. Петровске

PRIORITY SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AREA «PETROVSK»

  • The city plays the role of a crossroad for interregional and interdistrict routes 
  •  20 Brownfields available 
  •  10 Greenfields with a total area of 406 ha available 
  • More than 60% of employable population from total population of the municipal district

WITHIN THE REGION

  • 124 natural monuments 
  •  more than 300 architectural monuments 
  •  over 3000 archeology monuments 
  • 18 remained antique manors 
  • 26 state museums
На территории региона
Налоговые льготы для инвесторов

TAX ADVANTAGES FOR INVESTORS

  • REMISSION OF TRANSPORT TAX for 5 years 
  • PROFIT TAX DEDUCTION IN REGIONAL BUDGET REVENUE from

    17%

    to

    13,5%

    for 5 years
  • ESTATE TAX DEDUCTION from

    2,2%

    to

    0,1%

    for 5 years 
BENEFITS ARE ALSO PROVIDED TO INVESTORS WITH A SPECIAL INVESTMENT CONTRACT AND PPP AGREEMENT

PREFERENCES FOR RESIDENTS OF PSEDA «PETROVSK»

NORMAL TAXIFICATION 

 

PRIORITY SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AREA 

FEDERAL PROFITE TAX RATE
    3% (в 2017-2019) 0% – first five years upon receiving of profit in terms of PSEDA activity
REGIONAL PROFITE TAX RATE
    17% (в 2017-2019) 5% – first five years upon receiving of profit in terms of PSEDA activity 10% – starting from the sixth year upon receiving of profit in terms of PSEDA activity
PROPERTY TAX RATE
    2,2% 0% – within the first five years starting from the first date of tax period in which there was a registration of property
LAND TAX RATE 
    1,5% 0% – first five years upon commencement of land property ownership
 CONTRIBUTION IN PENSION FUND, SOCIAL INSURANCE FUND AND FEDERAL COMPULSORY MEDICAL INSURANCE FUND  30%  7,6% within ten years from the moment of gaining the resident status
Государственно-частное партнёрство

PUBLIC AND PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP

  • LLC “ Fresenius Medical Care Holding” Establishing of medical dispensary dialisys Center – Balakovo municipal district – Saratov
  •  JSC “Airport Region” Construction of International airport “Centralny”
  •  Managing Company “Lider” – CJSC “Wastes management” Establishing of a system for processing and utilization of solid domestic wastes. The project joints the rank of the best regional practices in Housing and Utility Infrastructure in Russian Federation 
  •  LLC “Concession of water supply - Saratov” Modernization of public infrastructure the city of Saratov, improving the quality and reliability water supply and sewerage
Инвестированию в сельское хозяйство способствует

AGRICULTURAL INVESTMENT ADVANTAGES:

  •  Availability of lands of agricultural designation and its’ low cost
  • High scientific potential in agricultural field 
  •  Market familiarity
Производственный комплекс АО "ХИМПРОМ"

MANUFACTURING COMPLEX JSC “HIMPROM”

  • Complex area – 5 ha
  • The territory equipped with a complex of manufacturing, office and utility premises with all necessary communications 
  •  Household cleaning products manufacturing management 
  • More than 12 ha of “Greenfield” areas available
Производственный комплекс АО "ХИМПРОМ"

Industrial structure

72% - 

PROCESSING ENTERPRISES

19% - 

ELECTRICITY, GAS, WATER GENERATION, AIR CONDITIONING

7% - 

MINERAL EXTRACTION

2% - 

WATER SUPPLY, WATER DISPOSAL, WASTE COLLECTION AND DISPOSAL, POLLUTION CONTROL ACTIVITIES

Транспортная инфраструктура

Transport infrostucture

  •   The Volga river – water network with passages to Mediterranean, Baltic and Barents seas 
  • River harbor 
  •   9 federal highways 
  • Airport • South-Eastern and Volga railways 
  • Developed municipal transport network
  • The Saratov region – Russian gates gates to Kazakhstan and Central Asia. Kazakhstan State border length 550 km
Транспортная инфраструктура