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30 December 2021, 10:27

Bashkortostan hit Top 3 regions in number of eBay online exporters

Bashkortostan took sixth place in terms of the number of goods sold on eBay.

According to a joint study by eBay and the Data Insight agency, Bashkortostan hit the Top 3 regions of the Russian Federation with the largest number of sellers on the eBay marketplace. The first place went to Moscow and the Moscow region, followed by St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region.

Bashkortostan took 6th place in terms of the number of goods sold on eBay.

"The pandemic has become a serious stress test for manufacturers and at the same time showed new ways for export development. Online trading turned out to be the main trend in this area. Enterprises of the Republic of Bashkortostan every year increase their presence on international e-commerce platforms," Margarita Bolycheva, Minister of Foreign Economic Relations and Congress Activities of the Republic of Bashkortostan said.

For 2020 and 11 months of 2021, 304 unique companies were placed in the marketplace. During this period, the companies made sales for a total amount of more than USD 16.6 million.

To date, more than 35,000 republican goods are placed in international marketplaces. Two regional showcases were created: classic and Halal.

The geography of companies sales this year amounted to 50 countries of the world, follows from the data of the regional project office for national projects.

Small and medium-sized businesses placed their products in 14 international trading platforms with the assistance of the Export Support Center of the Republic of Bashkortostan in 2021.

Recall that in 2019, Bashkortostan was represented in 1 electronic platform by 13 companies, and in 2020 the number of marketplaces was expanded to 9, where more than 140 enterprises in Bashkortostan presented their goods.

Export support and development programs are implemented in the region as part of the national project "International Cooperation and Export" and "Small and Medium-Sized Businesses and Support for Individual Entrepreneurial Initiative".

The data for the study was collected as part of expert interviews and analysis of internal data of companies participating in the market by Data Insight in November 2021. The study involved logistics companies, major online stores, and exporters.

Translated by:Tatyana Aksyutina