Sunday, August 20, 2017

Capital investments by Sverdlovsk companies down 5.8 percent

The total amount of capital investments made by Sverdlovsk-area companies between January and September fell 5.8 percent from the same period last year to reach $5.79 billion.

In all, large and medium enterprises made 77.4 percent of investments, which amounted to $4.48 billion, according to Ural Business Consulting.

Most investments were in the production sector, as well as the energy sector. Processing industries comprised a portion of investments, as did the real estate sector and the transportation and communications sector.

Most processing sector investments traditionally pertained to metallurgical facilities, which received 45.5 percent of all investments in the processing sector during the January to September period, amounting to $460 million, Ural Business Consulting reports.

Most investment funds came from companies' own funds, with 42.5 percent of investment money attracted from external sources--a slight rise over the year before, when external source accounted for 42.1 percent. This year, 5.9 percent of investments were made in the participatory share construction sector.