NEWS AND EVENTS
May 1, 2012
Statistics committee sums up the results for 1Q 2012
The volume of the gross domestic product (GDP) of Uzbekistan made up 17.65 trillion soums (Official exchange rate: 1USD-1859,07 soums) in the first quarter of 2012, which grew by 7.5% year-on-year, the State Statistics Committee of Uzbekistan said.
The committee said that Uzbekistan produced industrial goods for 11.318 trillion soums (+6%) and consumer products – 3.686 trillion soums (+5.4%). The volume of agriculture production rose by 6.1% to 1.812 trillion soums.
Investments into fixed capital reached 3.818 trillion soums or grew by 4.4% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2012, the committee added.
The volume of construction works rose by 6.6% to 1.845 trillion soums in the reporting period. Uzbekistan commissioned 1.712 million square meters of habitation (+4.3%).
Uzbekistan transported 267 million tonnes of freight (+4.6%) and 1.354 billion passengers (+4.3%) in January-March 2012.
Retail trade turnover made up 7.51 trillion soums or grew by 11% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2012.
The volume of paid services reached 3.045 trillion soums, which grew by 20.1% year-on-year. Total volume of services grew by 12.5% to 10.8 billion soums in the reporting period.
Foreign trade turnover of Uzbekistan rose by 2% to US$5.908 billion. Export dropped by 7.4% to US$3.134 billion and import rose by 15.3% to US$2.774 billion. Foreign trade surplus made up US$360.3 million.
At the same time, foreign trade turnover of Uzbekistan with the CIS states made up US$2.49 billion (+19.3%) and other countries – US$3.419 billion (-7.7%).
The committee said that US$3.134 billion from total foreign turnover fell to share of exports (7.4%) and US$2.774 billion – to import operations (+15.3%).
Exports of Uzbekistan to the CIS states grew by 34.9% year-on-year to US$1.415 billion and to other states dropped by 26.4% to US$1.719 billion.
Uzbekistan’s imports from the CIS reached US$1.075 billion in the first quarter of 2012, which rose by 3.6% year-on-year. Imports from Uzbekistan to other state grew by 24.2% to US$1.699 billion.
Foreign trade surplus made up US$360.3 million in the first three months of 2012, including with the CIS states – US$340.1 million and other states – US$20.2 million. (Source: UzDaily.com)