First time, oil sector brought more revenues than diamond one
Yakutia 24 TV channel: The gross regional product of the republic amounted to more than 1,1 trillion rubles in 2019. This figure exceeded the data of 2018 by 3,5%.
“Today, Yakutia is the leader of the Far East in a number of important indicators. The enterprises of the region provide 20% of the total gross regional product of the entire Far East, 27% of the volume of investments and 41% of tax revenues to the federal budget. At the end of 2019, industrial production growth amounted to 12%, GRP growth – 3,5%. The gross regional product exceeded one trillion rubles and amounted to 1,191 billion rubles,” says head of the republic Aisen Nikolaev.
He adds that for the first time, the share of the oil and gas complex in the region exceeded the share of diamond production in the structure of the GRP. Oil production in 2019 amounted to more than 14 million tons. According to Aisen Nikolaev, with the release of the Power of Siberia gas pipeline to its design capacity, the republic will produce 25 billion cubic meters of gas.
“At the same time, we are making a serious bet on the development of the non-resource sector of the economy, including its creative directions – design, jewelry, film production. Today we are the third region of the country after Moscow and St. Petersburg to produce full-length feature films,” adds Aisen.
He notes that according to the results of 2019, Yakutia ranks first among the subjects of the Far East in the export of IT services – it made 1,36 billion rubles. According to Aisen Nikolaev, 1,5 thousand people work in the IT industry in the region. It is planned that this figure will increase to 10 thousand people by 2024.