Dear Partners!

The Trans-Baikal Territory has great potential for the implementation of major investment projects, primarily for the development of natural and mineral resources and infrastructure development.

In recent years we implemented a set of measures to create favorable conditions for all economic entities and investment activity.

The Trans-Baikal Territory has gold, copper, zinc, lead, carbon, zeolites, and magnesite deposits. It produces almost the entire Russian supply of uranium and tungsten. The Trans-Baikal Territory provides two-thirds of Russian tantalum and one-third of molybdenum and fluorspar. Most of the province is covered with forests.

Major investment projects of the Trans-Baikal Territory are associated with the development of the mining industry in the South East (Zabaikalsk territorial mining complex) and North (Charskii territorial industrial complex area of BAM), where a number of large concentrated deposits of ferrous, non-ferrous, precious metals and coal is found.

The Trans-Baikal Territory is home to the largest international road and rail border crossing points in eastern Russia -- they are a part of the shortest land ways of transporting goods from Asia to Europe.

We are eager to preserve the historical and natural wealth of our land and to make it attractive for those who wish to visit us as tourists. In the end our efforts are aimed at improving the quality of life in the Trans-Baikal Territory.

All this allows us to consider our region as one of the most attractive for investors. The Trans-Baikal Territory is open for business, and we are glad to cooperate with anyone who is interested in the development of our land.

Acting Governor of Trans-Baikal Territory
Natalya Zhdanova
  • Administrative center


  • Federal district


  • Distance to Moscow

    6074 km

    Moscow—Chita — 6 hours

  • Timezone


  • Population

    1087.00 million people

    2.70% english speaking population

  • Area of the Region

    431,9 thousand sq km


Economic performance

  • Gross Regional Product

    229 782 billion
    ₽ 210 277,30 thousand per person
  • Foreign Direct Investment

    $ 110,90 million
    $ 102 per person
  • Fixed investment

    65,18 million
    ₽ 59 860 per person
  • Unemployment rate

    10 %
  • Percentage of profitable companies

    58,90 %
  • Average cost of living

    8 636
  • Average monthly wage

    29 319
Gross Regional Product
GRP per capita
Foreign Direct Investment
Fixed investment
Fixed investment per capita
Unemployment rate
Average monthly wage
Percentage of profitable companies

Geographical location and climate

Largest cities



    334 K people



    55 K people



    30 K people



    17 K people

Sunny days Average annual rainfall
284 280 mm
Average January temperature Average July temperature
-30°С 25°С
Agricultural period Snow cover duration
5 months 3 months
Natural area

Natural resources

  • Mineral resources

    685 t
    25 mln tonnes
    3 bn tonnes
  • Combustible resources

    2,2 bn tonnes
    Brown coal
    4 bn tonnes
  • Other resources

    Land resources Vast areas of forest (80,7% of the whole area).
    Pastures occupy 5.8% of all forest lands.
    The most valuable is agricultural land (7646 thousand ha or 18,1% of the whole area of the region). Protected areas amount to 370.4 thousand ha (0,85%), aquatorium lands — 122.1 thousand ha (0.3%).
    There are favorable conditions for the development of large export-oriented agricultural complexes in the Trans-Baikal Territory: 1,7 million hectares of unused and underused farmland, including more than 760 thousand hectares of the deposits suitable for cultivation of grain, oil-bearing and other crops, about 5 million hectares of the natural high-eco-friendly pastures and hayfields.

    Forest resources The Trans-Baikal Territory is one of the richest in Russia in terms of forest resources. The region ranks eighth in the size of its timber fund. The general stocks of wood are estimated at 2.7 billion cubic meters.
    Coniferous breeds are predominantly represented by a larch (82,1%), 12,5% — a pine, the rest is shared by a cedar, a fir-tree, a fir. There are two state biosphere reserves in the region, two national parks, 17 sanctuaries, 2 of them of federal and 15 of regional significance.


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