The Saratov region is located in the south-east of the European part of Russia, in the northern part of the Lower Volga region. This is a region with a unique individual appearance and a rich historical destiny.
In 2019, compared to 2018, the economy of the region showed positive dynamics in a number of indicators that determine the socio-economic development of the region.
The dominant economic activities of the region are:
production of finished metal products;
production of coke and petroleum products;
production of machinery and equipment not included in other groupings;
production of rubber and plastic products;
production of textile products;
production of chemicals and chemical products;
crop production and animal husbandry;
activities in the field of information and communication.
The Saratov Region is traditionally an industrial and agricultural region.
In terms of the production of certain types of industrial products, the region occupies a leading position in the Russian Federation and is among the top ten leading regions in the production of basic types of agricultural products. The region also has a fairly rich mineral resource potential.
The factors of investment attractiveness of the region include:
diversified industry structure;
a high share in the production of certain types of agricultural products in Russia;
significant resource potential: mineral resources, high availability of energy resources, significant water resources, availability of land resources for the production of agricultural products;
favorable transport and geographical location at the intersection of transport corridors for the creation of transport and logistics hubs and the performance of transit functions, the promotion of goods in the directions «„North-South“», "" West-East";
the presence of objective prerequisites for the appearance of the region’s function as a transport and logistics center;
availability of free investment sites.