General information

Vologda Oblast - The Soul of the Russian North. Our region is located in the north of the European part of Russia and borders on the Arkhangelsk, Kirov, Kostroma, Yaroslavl, Tver, Leningrad regions, as well as the Republic of Karelia.

The regional center of Vologda is known for its traditions and crafts. Cherepovets - the "warm heart of the Russian North" - the largest industrial center of the Vologda region. It is here that large enterprises of the metallurgical and chemical industries are concentrated.

The leading industries in the region include: metallurgical production, the production of chemicals and chemical products, wood processing and the manufacture of wood products and cork, except furniture, the manufacture of finished metal products, except machinery and equipment, food production, the manufacture of machinery and equipment, the provision of electrical energy, gas and steam.

Vologda Oblast is interested in the further development of the agro-industrial complex. In agriculture, the leading role is played by dairy farming: Vologda oil is known all over the world.

In 2018, the volume of investments in fixed assets aimed at developing the economy of the region amounted to 149.4 billion rubles: this is 2.3% higher than in 2017. In 2018, the gross regional product reached 573.6 billion rubles.

Currently, more than 300 investment sites are available in the region, which can be used to implement projects in various sectors of the economy.

One of the main advantages of the Vologda Oblast is its favorable geographical position: 500 kilometers to Moscow and about 650 kilometers to St. Petersburg. The region has a developed network of transport communications - railways, federal highways A114 and M8, the Volga-Baltic waterway, as well as air links with major cities of Russia.

The Vologda Oblast is aimed at exporting high-quality products - today the region cooperates with more than 123 countries and seeks to expand contacts.

  • The area of the region is 144 527 square kilometers
  • Population - 1 million 172 thousand people

Main characteristics

dynamics of economic development of the Vologda region

Fixed investment

  • billion rubles

Industry structure

  • Chemical production

  • Production and distribution of electricity, gas and water

  • Food production

  • Machine-building complex

  • Woodworking and pulp and paper industry

  • Metallurgical production

  • Other

Gross Regional Product (GRP) at current basic prices

  • billion rubles

GRP physical volume index,% to the previous year

  • RF (GDP)

  • Vologda Region

The volume of shipped goods of own production (work, services) in industry

  • billion rubles

Industrial Production Index

  • Russian Federation, %

  • Vologda Region, %


We cooperate with more than 100 countries of the world. Among the leading foreign partners of the Vologda Oblast are enterprises from Germany, Turkey, China, India, Poland, France, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Iran, the USA, Belarus and other CIS countries. Regional industry provides high rates of development of export supplies of the region. The composition of our exports is traditional and is determined by the structure of the region’s economy, the main sectors of which are ferrous metallurgy, chemical and woodworking industries. The structure of regional imports of the region is largely due to the need for technical modernization of the industrial complex of the region. The goal of the foreign economic activity of the Vologda Oblast in the coming years and in the long term is to strengthen existing positions and develop new sectors of the world market based on increasing competitive positions.

Foreign trade turnover. 2017, million US dollars

  • Import, billion rubles

  • Export, billion rubles

Commodity structure of export / import. January-March 2019, million US dollars



Register of Exporters of the Vologda Oblast

Agro-industrial complex

Volume of investments in agriculture

  • billion rubles

Agricultural output

  • billion rubles

Agricultural Production Index

  • Russian Federation (GDP), %

  • Vologda Region, %

Construction and construction materials

Volume of investments in the construction industry

  • billion rubles

Timber industry complex

Volume of investments in wood processing and wood products

  • billion rubles

Woodworking and woodworking

  • billion rubles

Production Index (wood processing and wood products)

  • Vologda Region, %

Industry and Processing

The volume of shipped goods of own production (manufacturing)

  • billion rubles

Industrial Production Index

  • Russian Federation (GDP), %

  • Vologda Region, %

Energy and utility infrastructure

Providing electric energy, gas and steam; air conditioning

  • billion rubles

Water supply; water disposal, organization of waste collection and disposal, pollution elimination activities

  • billion rubles

Index of production, distribution of electricity, gas and water

  • Vologda Region, %

Production index (water supply; water disposal, waste management and pollution control activities)

  • Vologda Region, %

transport and logistic

Volume of investments in transportation and storage

  • billion rubles

Social and sport

The volume of investments in the field of culture, sports, leisure and entertainment

  • billion rubles


The dynamics of the tourist flow

  • million people