Traditionally, the region is the leader in the yield of cereals. Only the internal reserve of free valuable raw materials is up to – 300 thousand tons per year with a yield of up to – 1.5 million tons.
Favorable geographical location of the region allows you to accumulate on its territory a significant amount of grain, including from neighboring areas – Kurgan, Omsk, Northern Kazakhstan.
Given the above, investors are invited to consider the possibility of creating an infrastructure project in the Tyumen region – a terminal for storing grain and its further export.
No less promising can be projects related to the deep bioprocessing of grain in products with high added value, in demand on the Russian and world markets. Such products can be: citric acid, glucose-fructose syrups, starches and other food products.
It is worth noting that in the Tyumen region there is already experience in the implementation of such projects with the involvement of Russian and international experts. So, at present, the plant for the production of L-Lysine, gluten, gluten, and alcohol is being built on the site of JSC Aminosub.
The international market situation is also on the side of cereals.
So, according to the National Information Center for Cereals and Pancakes of China (CNGOIC), in February 2017, China sharply increased the import of cereals. Over the year, China imported from the Russian Federation about 3.5 million tons of grain with a consumption of 144.5 million tons, which may indicate that the volume of exports of Russian grain will increase due to its attractive price for the international market against the background Weak ruble exchange rate.
Specialists of AQSIQ (Main State Administration for Quality Control, Inspection and Quarantine) conduct inspections in places of growing and storing wheat to include regions of the Russian Federation in the list of wheat exported to China. At the moment, the list of regions admitted to export to China is growing and includes the territories of Omsk, Irkutsk, Novosibirsk, Amur, Kaliningrad, Sakhalin and Kemerovo regions, Altai, Transbaikal, Khabarovsk, Krasnoyarsk and Primorsky Krais, and the Jewish Autonomous Region.
The high grain yield in 2016 brought to the fore the problem of its storage. According to various estimates, the total capacity of all grain elevators in the country varies between – 120 million tons. At the same time, the Ministry of Agriculture stated that the harvested grain yield was about 117 million tons. It seems that there is even a reserve of free capacities, meanwhile it is necessary to take into account that elevators are almost never empty.
For its part, the Department of Investment Policy and State Support of Entrepreneurship of the Tyumen Region is ready to offer suitable infrastructure sites and work out options for state support of such projects within the framework of the current legislation.