On July 4, the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation presented an annual report on the results of the work of special economic zones for 2021. According to the study, the Kaluga SEZ was among the leaders in terms of efficiency for 2021, gaining 96.7%.
Also, the Kaluga industrial site was among the leaders among the SEZs in terms of the volume of investments made. In 2021, 20.2 billion rubles were invested in the Kaluga SEZ.
The evaluation of the effectiveness of the functioning of the SEZ was made according to 25 absolute and relative quantitative indicators, as well as according to 6 calculated ones. The activities of residents, the profitability of investing funds from the federal and regional budgets in the creation of infrastructure, the activities of government bodies and other parameters were taken into account.
Deputy Minister of Economic Development of Russia Dmitry Vakhrukov said that according to the results of the assessment, the overall efficiency of the SEZ has increased and amounted to 95% against 87% at the end of 2020. At the same time, the SEZ showed excellent dynamics over the year. The efficiency of their work at the end of last year was 96.5% against 94% in 2020.
“In general, we can say that the SEZ mechanism is effective. The state has returned 90% of its costs for this mechanism. Residents paid 275.3 billion rubles in payments to all budgets of the Russian budget system, while the state spent 304.8 billion rubles on the SEZ, of which 204.9 billion rubles were direct construction costs and 99.9 billion rubles in the form of shortfalls in income due to the provision various benefits. Taking into account the dynamics shown by all sites, we expect the SEZ mechanism to pay off in full this year,” said Dmitry Vakhrukov, Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation.
“The report on the results of the functioning of special economic zones is an important factor in monitoring the effectiveness of special economic zones, the indicators they achieve, incl. to attract residents and achieve both social indicators in the form of job creation and economic indicators in the form of investments attracted and taxes paid. If we talk about the results, it should perhaps be noted that in 2021, special economic zones from such regions as the Republic of Tatarstan, the Lipetsk Region, the Kaluga Region, Moscow, the Moscow Region, the Ulyanovsk Region, etc., which already have a positive history in the market, with a developed infrastructure and strong teams. These same special economic zones occupy the top lines in the rating of the national rating of investment attractiveness of the SEZ. Thus, in general, we can talk about the high efficiency of these zones and the development strategy they have chosen,” said Andrey Shpilenko, director of the Association of Clusters, Technoparks and SEZs of Russia.
According to the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation.