Ladies and gentlemen!

Chelyabinsk region is one of largest regions of Russia that are economically well-developed. It possesses a considerable potential in production, labor and science, various resources base developed infrastructure. Today it is on its' way of social and economic upturn that has to be reached through the effective investment policy of the region. 

Chelyabinsk region is considered as one of the leaders in terms of the shipped goods of processing production volume, as well as the volume of investments into the fixed capital and the attracted foreign investments. The ferrous metallurgy enterprises make up 25% of all the Russian output and about 10% of steel pipes.

Other large industries are the mechanical engineering and non-ferrous metallurgy. The volume of these two is around 40% of a gross regional product of the whole area.

The area possesses richest deposits of natural resources:  more than 300 mineral deposits, many of which can’t be found anywhere else. We have a lot to offer to our business partners. Investment projects and trade contacts connect South Ural with more than a hundred countries of the world.

By estimates of rating agencies Chelyabinsk region is among those with optimum investment climate. It is promoted by a purposeful work of authorities, business reputation of our businessmen, intellectual and institutional capacity. Creating favorable conditions for the implementation of investment activity is one of the most important aims of our economic strategy.

We are always ready to present you with opportunities, provide all the necessary information and to render assistance to the realization of your ideas.

We invite Russian and foreign investors to a mutually beneficial cooperation. Any offer is interesting to us, whether it concerns the industry or agriculture, communications or construction.

I hope that the presented materials will be useful to you and will serve as the beginning of new joint projects.

Governor of Chelyabinsk region
Boris Dubrovsky
  • Administrative center


  • Federal district


  • Distance to Moscow

    1496 km

    Moscow—Chelyabinsk — 2 hours 25 minutes

  • Timezone


  • Population

    3498.00 million people

    4.10% english speaking population

  • Area of the Region

    88,5 thousand sq km


Economic performance

  • Gross Regional Product

    879 274 billion
    ₽ 252 109,80 thousand per person
  • Foreign Direct Investment

    $ 1 420,60 million
    $ 406,10 per person
  • Fixed investment

    229,12 million
    ₽ 65 581 per person
  • Unemployment rate

    6,20 %
  • Percentage of profitable companies

    67,90 %
  • Average cost of living

    7 944
  • Average monthly wage

    27 683
Gross Regional Product
GRP per capita
Foreign Direct Investment
Fixed investment
Fixed investment per capita
Unemployment rate
Average monthly wage
Percentage of profitable companies

Geographical location and climate

Largest cities



    1163 K people



    413 K people



    174 K people



    166 K people


Border countries

  • Kazakhstan
Sunny days Average annual rainfall
86 443 mm
Average January temperature Average July temperature
-10,8°С 24,5°С
Agricultural period Snow cover duration
7 months 5 months
Natural area
Mixed forest

Natural resources

  • Mineral resources

    4955,4 million t
    301,8 tonnes
    4447,8 thousand t
  • Combustible resources

    Brown coal
    521,2 million t
  • Other resources

    Agroclimatic resources 80% of the Chelyabinsk region is suitable for agricultural work.
    Predominant part of farmlands is black soil. Production of grain, dairy and beef cattle and sheep breeding are located in steppe and forest-steppe zones.

    Recreational Resources High tourist potential of the region is unique natural landscape complex - scenic mountains and lakes, forests, caves, natural healing springs.
    The regions consists of:
    - 5 specially protected natural territories of federal significance;
    - 3 natural reserves – Ilmensky State Nature Reserve named after V.I. Lenin (Uralsky department of the Russian Academy of Sciences with branch office «Arkaim»), East Ural State Nature Reserve and part of South-Ural State Nature Reserve.
    - 2 National parks – “Taganay” and “Zuraktul”
    - 153 specially protected natural territories of local significance;
    - 20 wildlife sanctuaries;
    - 132 natural monument including 15 caves;
    - health resort and etc.


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