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Socio-economic development

Industrial production

In January-February 2019 the index of industrial production made 101.5 %, including in mining – 101,7 %; the manufacturing sector, and 99.4 %; the electric power, gas and steam, air-conditioning and 101.6 %; water, wastewater, organizing the collection and disposal of waste, dealing with contamination – 135,3 %.

In the structure of the volume of shipped goods, works and services by enterprises of the industrial complex of the Kursk region, the share of processing industries amounted to 45,2 %; mining – 31,6 %; provision of electricity, gas and steam, air conditioning – 21,5 %; water supply; sanitation, waste collection and disposal, activities for the elimination of pollution – 1,7 %.

Mining

The main types of products produced in the extraction of minerals — iron ores of ferrous metals, non-metallic raw materials used in the construction industry (oxidized quartzites), common minerals (sand, clay, chalk).

The leading enterprise of the type of economic activity «mining» is PJSC «Mikhailovsky GOK», which is part of the holding «metalloinvest». The products are iron ore, blast furnace ore, sinter ore, iron ore concentrate, pellets, oxidized quartzites. Mikhailovsky GOK is the second largest complex for the extraction and enrichment of iron ore in Russia.

In January-February 2019, compared to the same period of 2018, the index of production in mining increased by 1.7 % due to an increase in the production of pellets by Mikhailovsky GOK.

Providing with electric energy, gas and steam; air conditioning

Performance indicators in the power industry are determined primarily by the plans of the Kursk nuclear power plant for repair and modernization of power units with the aim of enhancing security and extending their operation. By results of 2 months of 2019 developed 4314,06 million kW.h of electricity with an increase of 2.4 % over the corresponding period of 2018. The index of industrial production in the industry «provision of electricity, gas and steam, air conditioning» amounted to 101.6 %.togam January-February 2019 compared to the same period of 2018, the index of production in mining increased by 1.7 % due to an increase in the production of pellets by Mikhailovsky GOK.

Manufacturing Processes

In January-February 2019 in the processing complex, the production index exceeded the level of January-February 2018 in the production of medicines and materials used for medical purposes – 1.9 times; in the production of other finished products — 3.2 times; in the production of machinery and equipment not included in other groups – 2.1 times; in metallurgical production – 1.5 times; in the production of furniture – 32.1 %; in the production of other non-metallic mineral products – 23 %; in the production of clothing – 18.4 %; in the production of electrical equipment – 16,3 %; in the production of chemicals and chemical products – by 9.3 %; in the production of other vehicles and equipment – by 7.8 %; in the production of vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers – by 7.6 %; in the production of leather, leather products – by 3.3 %; in the production of beverages – by 0.8 %.

The index of industrial production for January-February 2019 in the production of paper and paper products; in the processing of wood and wood products, in the production of textiles; in the production of rubber and plastic products; in the production of computers, electronic and optical products; in the production of finished metal products, except machinery and equipment.the indicators of activity in the power industry are determined primarily by the plans of the Kursk nuclear power plant for repair and modernization of power units with the aim of enhancing security and extending their operation. By results of 2 months of 2019 developed 4314,06 million kW.h of electricity with an increase of 2.4 % over the corresponding period of 2018. The index of industrial production in the industry «provision of electricity, gas and steam, air conditioning» amounted to 101.6 %.togam January-February 2019 compared to the same period of 2018, the index of production in mining increased by 1.7 % due to an increase in the production of pellets by Mikhailovsky GOK.

The index of food production for January-February 2019 amounted to 87.2 %. During the analyzed period, the production of pork, beef, sausages, rye flour, confectionery, vegetable oil, cottage cheese, condensed milk products, mixed fodder, mineral water increased in natural terms.

At the same time, the production of meat and poultry by-products, semi-finished meat, milk, cream, sour cream, butter, dairy products, cereals, premixes, bread and bakery products of short-term storage, pasta has been reduced.izhen index of industrial production for January-February 2019 in the production of paper and paper products; in the processing of wood and wood products, in the production of textiles; in the production of rubber and plastic products; in the production of computers, electronic and optical products; in the production of finished metal products, except machinery and equipment.the indicators of activity in the power industry are determined primarily by the plans of the Kursk nuclear power plant for repair and modernization of power units with the aim of enhancing security and extending their operation. By results of 2 months of 2019 developed 4314,06 million kW.h of electricity with an increase of 2.4 % over the corresponding period of 2018. The index of industrial production in the industry «provision of electricity, gas and steam, air conditioning» amounted to 101.6 %.togam January-February 2019 compared to the same period of 2018, the index of production in mining increased by 1.7 % due to an increase in the production of pellets by Mikhailovsky GOK.

Agriculture

  • The index of agricultural production in January-February 2019 amounted to 84.2 % compared to January-February 2018.
  • The farms of all categories produced livestock and poultry for slaughter in live weight 73,4 thousand tons (82,1 % to January-February 2018), milk – 37,0 thousand tons (98,9 %), eggs – 16,3 million pieces (83,1 %).

  • The number of cattle in farms of all categories at the end of February 2019 amounted to 165.5 thousand heads or 0.4 % more compared to the same date in 2018, including cows – 54.8 thousand heads (3.1 % less). The number of pigs increased by 6.8 % and amounted to 1844.8 thousand heads, sheep and goats – by 11.0 % (134.0 thousand heads), the number of birds decreased by 39.5 % (6066.8 thousand heads).

 

Investments

In Kursk region the legislative basis of investment activity is formed, the Investment strategy of the region till 2025 is realized, the law of Kursk region «About investment activity in Kursk region» is in force, the by-laws normative legal acts are adopted, the subprogramme «Creation of favorable conditions for attraction of investments in economy of Kursk region» of the state program «Development of economy and external relations of Kursk region» is in force, the state support to investors in various forms is provided; there is a Council for improving the investment climate and JSC «Agency for attracting investments of Kursk region».

Work is underway to create industrial (industrial) parks.

Implementing investment projects of large industrial enterprises: JSC «Mikhailovsky GOK», JSC «Concern Rosenergoatom» «Kursk nuclear power station», OJSC «Pharmstandard-Leksredstva» and others.

In the agro-industrial complex, large investment projects are being implemented for the construction of livestock complexes and processing enterprises in the districts of the region (agro-industrial Complex-Kursk, agro-industrial holding Miratorg, mushroom rainbow and others).

In the whole region the volume of investments in fixed capital by the end of 2018 amounted to 119.9 billion. rubles. or an increase of 113.6 % in 2017.

For a number of years, the Central Russian economic forum has been held in the region, which attracts a large number of participants, including investors, entrepreneurs, which allows the Kursk business to find new partners and expand production volumes. On June 8, 2018, the VII Central Russian economic forum was held, the theme of which is «On the way to the knowledge economy». The Forum was attended by 24 regions of the Russian Federation, delegations from 15 countries of near and far abroad.

During the Forum, the plenary session discussed the following issues: the role of the state in the management of the innovation market; Russian companies – buyers of new technologies and new materials; creating conditions for the rapid and effective implementation of the ideas of scientists in the production and specific products; protection of intellectual property.

VIII Central Russian economic forum will be held from 26 to 27 June 2019. The main theme of the forum is «Digital region».by region the volume of investments in fixed capital by the end of 2018 amounted to 119.9 billion. rubles. or an increase of 113.6 % in 2017.

Building

Works on the type of activity «Construction» in January-February 2019 were performed in the amount of 4.7 billion rubles (126.8 % to January-February 2018).

Commissioned residential buildings with an area of 52.9 thousand square meters (89.6 % by February 2018). In January-February 2019, the developers built 348 apartments and sold 381 apartments.

Continues construction of a village of «North» in the city of Kursk (the developer — JSC «Kursk plant efficiency to them. A. F. Deriglazova»). This year it is planned commissioning of 9 apartment houses with a total area of 99,4 thousand square meters.

In 2019, the construction of 21 residential houses of rental housing with their planned commissioning in the current year was continued on the territory of the Sudzhansky district.

Continues the construction of social facilities in the region: secondary schools along the Avenue V. Klykova in the city of Kursk and Zheleznogorsk; ward block, and external networks, and transitions of the Kursk regional Oncology center; sports and recreation complexes in Pulkovskom, Pristenskiy and Kireyevka areas, the city of Rylsk.  The Central Russian economic forum will be held from 26 to 27 June 2019. The main theme of the forum is «Digital region».by region the volume of investments in fixed capital by the end of 2018 amounted to 119.9 billion. rubles. or an increase of 113.6 % in 2017.

Consumer market

In January-February 2019, 22 enterprises of trade, catering and consumer services were opened and reconstructed in the region, which allowed to create about 65 new jobs.

Since the beginning of 2019, 60 sales fairs have been held in the cities and districts of the region, including within the framework of agreements on cooperation with other regions and States, as well as agreements with local producers.  

In January-February 2019, the growth rate of retail trade turnover amounted to 102.3 % against 104.0 % in January-February 2018.

The turnover of public catering in January-February 2019 amounted to

1.0 billion rubles with an increase of 2.6 % compared to January-February 2018.

Paid services were provided to the population of the region in the amount of 9.6 billion rubles with a decrease of 0.5 % by January-February 2018.

In March 2019, the cost of the minimum set of food products amounted to 3541.76 rubles (1st place among the regions of the Central Federal district), which is lower than the average in Russia – 4179.78 rubles.is the construction of social facilities in the region: secondary schools along the Avenue V. Klykova in the city of Kursk and Zheleznogorsk; ward block, and external networks, and transitions of the Kursk regional Oncology center; sports and recreation complexes in Pulkovskom, Pristenskiy and Kireyevka areas, the city of Rylsk.  The Central Russian economic forum will be held from 26 to 27 June 2019. The main theme of the forum is «Digital region».by region the volume of investments in fixed capital by the end of 2018 amounted to 119.9 billion. rubles. or an increase of 113.6 % in 2017.

Standards of living

Cash income per capita in January 2019 amounted to 20 157 rubles and increased by 8.0 % by January 2018.

In January-February 2019, the average monthly wage for the full range of organizations amounted to 29,982 rubles with an increase of 7.1 % compared to January-February 2018. For the main types of economic activity, the average monthly wage for January-February 2019 amounted to: enterprises to provide electricity, gas and steam – 45 822 rubles with an increase of 2.4 %manufacturing – 29 496 rubles with an increase of 8.9 %; construction – 30 874 rubles with an increase of 15.6 %; transportation and storage – 31 382 rubles with an increase of 5.8 %; wholesale and retail trade, repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles – 26 154 rubles with an increase of 8.3 %.

Work and employment

The number of unemployed citizens registered with the employment service as of April 1, 2019 amounted to 5150 people, including citizens with the official status of unemployed 4766 people. Compared to the same date in 2018, the number of registered unemployed decreased by 20 people.

The level of registered unemployment as of April 1, 2019 was 0.83 % (in the same period of 2018 – 0.84 %).