Primorsky region is the most developed region of the Far East in Russia. About 30% of the whole social-economic potential of the Far East is concentrated there.
In the region there are more than 50 branches of industry, agriculture, transport and communication, trade. 36,373 enterprises are registered.
Fuel-power engineering complex, transport and communication make up the base of economics. Power engineering complex is based on the region`s own coal and imported fuel.
All means of transport (sea, railway, automobile, air and electronic) are developed in the region. Overall length of railways is 1628 km, of highways - about 7 thousand km.
Sea transport has the leading meaning. In Primorye there are 5 big ports. Through the ports a lot of important cargoes (food, fuel, machines, equipment) are delivered to Magadanskaya region, Kamchatka, Chukotka and Sakhalin.
The region is specialized in fishing, forest and mining industries and sea transport. Sea fishing is made round the coasts of Primorye and in distant waters of the Pacific Ocean. More than 1 million tons of fish are caught in a year.
About 200 lumbering enterprises prepare 3 million cubic metres of timber in a year. The most valuable trees are cedar, ash, larch. Birch, oak are in a little use.
Machine-building (ship-building, ship-repairing, air-construction) is of a great importance. In the region there are military machine-building enterprises, manufacturing production of the world meaning: military helicopters Ka-50 ("Black Shark") and Ka-52 ("Alligator"), missile complexes.
Great foreign trade contacts are fixed between Primorsky region and Japan, China, Taiwan, Singapore. Main exports are sea products, fish, ferrous metals, timber, chemical production, fertilizers.