Ulyanovsk region saw growth of retail turnover following results of 2018
Outcomes of work in this line of business were presented to the Governor Sergey Morozov during the thematic meeting.
“Our manufacturers make agricultural goods of high quality, which can sustain competition with other regions and countries. Now our priority is to teach them how to sell their products. We are already working in this sphere. The quality of goods is under supervision of the veterinary service, and in the future, we will create a professional center for trade development. It will create conditions to expand this activity and to design a regulatory framework”, – Sergey Morozov concluded.
Statistics indicate that 20933 people worked in retail trade in 2018 (108.6% compared to the same period in 2017). Now more than 10000 shops, 2040 non-stationary retail facilities, 191 platforms with 5280 retail spaces, and 307 units of mobile commerce are working in the Ulyanovsk region. Approximately 50 new shops specializing in food products were opened in 2018.
According to Mikhail Semyonkin, Deputy Prime Minister of the Ulyanovsk region – Minister of the Agro-Industrial Complex and Rural Development, the growth of retail turnover reached 185.7 billion rubles, which made 101.3% compared to the similar indicator in 2017. “Trade fairs were a separate field of this activity in 2018. More than fifty Governor's regional agricultural fairs were held in all municipal units last year. They were visited by about 300 thousand people, which shows that this kind of trade is in high demand. The fairs used five thousand cars, which sold products worth more than 195 million rubles. I would like to mention that while developing regional trade, commodity manufacturer are fulfilling their obligations under the Food Security Doctrine of the Ulyanovsk region”, – Mikhail Semyonkin explained.
The Doctrine was approved by the order of the Governor of the Ulyanovsk region. It sets the following criteria to indicate food security for manufacturing of own goods: grain – minimum 95%, sugar – minimum 80%, vegetable oil – minimum 80%, meat and meat products – minimum 85%, milk and dairy products – minimum 90%, potatoes – minimum 95%.