The Rostov Region has significant potential to attract investment due to a set of competitive advantages of the region such as favorable climatic conditions, a good geo-economic and geopolitical location, transportation infrastructure, a diversified economy and the availability of high-tech industries, considerable scientific potential, resources, and more.
The Rostov Region is very open and accessible to all foreign investors. In 2011, the international rating agency "Fitch Ratings Ltd." gave the long-term credit rating of «A +» for Rostov region. Forecast is "stable". This rating shows that the economy of the Rostov Region is well-diversified. It is expected that the region will make a positive impact to the recovery of the national economy, with projected growth of the gross regional product between 5%-6% in the average term.
Long-term ratings in foreign and local currency also remained unchanged: «BB-»; the short-term foreign currency rating is «B».
The Russian rating agency "Expert RA" placed the Rostov Region in the Top 10 Russian regions in terms of investment potential and minimal risk (for the period 2010-2011).
In this case, Rostov ranked 10th in terms of investment potential and was considered as a region with "average potential - minimum risk (2A),".
High investment attractiveness is key to providing a positive image of the Rostov Region, the use of which can significantly increase the flow of external financial resources to the region.
Distance to Moscow
Moscow—Rostov-on-Don — 2 hours
4242.00 million people
4.00% english speaking population
Area of the Region
101 thousand sq km
Gross Regional Product₽ 923 531,70 billion₽ 217 297,90 thousand per person
Foreign Direct Investment$ 800,30 million$ 188,70 per person
Fixed investment₽ 262,49 million₽ 61 853 per person
Unemployment rate5,90 %
Percentage of profitable companies70,80 %
Average cost of living₽ 7 967
Average monthly wage₽ 23 818
Geographical location and climate
1103,7 K people
254,8 K people
237,6 K people
173,14 K people
- Sea of Azov
|Sunny days||Average annual rainfall|
|Average January temperature||Average July temperature|
|Agricultural period||Snow cover duration|
|9 months||4 months|
- 24234 million tonnes
- Natural gas
- 36,02 billion m3
- 3,3 million tonnes