04 March 2010, Thursday, 9:57

Bashkortostan holds leading positions in Russia by retail trade turnover

author: Lubov Kolokolova

“Development of trade is considered one of the indicators of regional development and trade plays essential role in filling of the Republican budget” – the chairman of the state business undertakings and trade committee RB Rinat Zainullin stated at today’s expanded meeting of the collegium, where the work balance of the committee in 209 and the aims-2010 were under consideration.

According to Rinat Zainullin the consumer market of the region in 2009 was quite stable. The retail trade turnover made 458,9 billion rubles or 98% as compared with the level of 2008. The sum of the foodstuffs, sold to population made 229,2 billion rubles or 100,2% as compared with 2008.

The share of foods in the structure of retail trade turnover made 49,9% and nonfoods – 50,1% (48,3 and 51,7% in January-November 2008 correspondingly). Bashkortostan still holds leading positions in Russia as well as in Volga federal district by the absolute retail trade turnover index.