NEWS AND EVENTS
February 22, 2013
Retail trade turnover of Uzbekistan hit 36.918 trillion soums in 2012
Retail trade turnover of Uzbekistan mad eup 36.918 trillion soums (official exchange rate of 22.02.2013 $1=2015.76 UZS) ($18b) in 2012, which grew by 13.9% year-on-year, the State Statistics Committee of Uzbekistan said.
In the structure of retail trade turnover the share of food products was 51.8% and non-food products – 48.2% in 2012 (50.2% and 49.8% respectively in 2011).
In January-December 2012, the retail trade turnover of trade enterprises reached 13.736 trillion soums ($6,8b) or increased by 5.1% year-on-year. In the structure of the retail trade the turnover of trade enterprises was 37.2%.
In the total turnover of trade enterprises, the share of the retail trade turnover of trade enterprises in the rural area reached 24.4%.
The sale of agricultural products and livestock in dekhkan markets grew by 20.2% and reached 15.399 trillion soums ($7,6b). The share of sales in the retail trade turnover was 41.7%.
The goods turnover of commodity and specialized markets was 7.783 trillion soums ($3,8b) or 19.1% higher than in January-December 2011. The share of the informal sector in the total volume of goods turnover was 21.1%. (Source: UzDaily.com).