Ulyanovsk region's food industry demonstrates a stable growth
Over the last three years, the indicators have increased and reached 159%.
According to the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resources of the Ulyanovsk region, a positive trend in food production continues this year. Within the period from January to September, the growth index made 105.5%, and the one for drinks industry – 119.1%. The volumes of meat production have also increased and amounted to 119% compared with 2016, including the sausage goods – 158%. In addition, manufacturing indicators for dairy products (102.9%), butter (158%) and processing and conservation of fish (107.8%) have also shown significant growth.
“Production of vegetable oil has considerably exceeded the level of 2016, its growth rates amounted to 144.5%. This is twice as much as the regional demand for it. The second production facility will be opened within implementation of the investment project of OOO "Legenda", and it is predicted that this will make the region the leading manufacturer of vegetable oil in the country”, – said Mikhail Semyonkin, the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resources of the Ulyanovsk region.
There is also significant rise in sales volumes of confectionery production (119.2%). This was achieved thanks to participation of regional enterprises in the 24th International Exhibition for Food, Beverages, Food Raw Materials PRODEXPO 2017 in February 2017. During the event, a number of supply contracts for local goods were signed.
“Production of OOO "Slad iS" is delivered to shops of the region, the enterprise cooperates with our retail chain stores. Our goods are also famous in cities of the Volga Federal District. Now the range of products includes 200 items of cookies, fruit jelly and other sweets. In the nearest future, we will launch production of chocolates”, - said Irina Hambazarova, the head of Slad iS Cnfectionery.
There are many large enterprises of the food industry in the Ulyanovsk region, including dairy plants (OOO "Vita", AO "Molvest"), confectioneries (OOO "KF Volzhanka"), plants on production of water (PO "UZMV Volzhanka", OOO "Osnova" – TM "Ulyanka") and others.