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NEWS AND EVENTS
February 28, 2014
Light industry produces industrial goods for 2.144 trillion soums
The volume of produced industrial goods of light industry of Uzbekistan made up about 2.144 trillion soums in 2013, which rose by 22.1% year-on-year.

According to Uzbekyengilsanoat (Uzbek Light Industry), production of consumer goods rose by 26.4% year-on-year in 2013 to 857.6 billion soums (Currency rates of CB from 28.02.2014 1$=2229.71 soums).

The enterprises of industry produced 128 types of goods in 2013. They started production 52 types of new products such as cotton fabrics, ready garments and knitted products for over 210 billion soums.

The volume of exports of ready goods with high added value reached 42% of total exports. The industry exported goods for US$827.3 million in 2013, which rose by 17.3%.

About 252 enterprises exported their goods in 2013, of which 45 were new enterprises. The products were exported to five new markets such as Tunisia, Nigeria, Kenya, Sri-Lanka, Estonia and number of countries, where goods are exported, reached 48.

In 2013, 31 enterprises with total cost of US$231.92 million were launched and modernized. It helped to create 4,000 new jobs and capacities for production of 52,550 tonnes of yarn, 7.25 million square meters of fabrics, 2,030 tonnes of knitted fabrics, 16.8 million pairs of hosiery, 17.73 million units of ready and knitted garments, as well as 120 tonnes of raw silk.

According to the approved programme on developing regions for 2013-2015, it was planned to implement 1,355 projects for US$446.7 million and create 42,000 jobs in 2013. About 1,355 enterprises with total cost of US$475.3 million were launched and 42,500 new jobs were created in 2013, Uzbekyengilsanoat said. As of 1 January 2014, Uzbekyengilsanoat has about 300 industrial enterprises, of which 222 are small and private businesses.

(Source: UzDaily.com)


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