Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan : economy statistics and industry reports

  • Updated on : 27 August 2012  Source : The World Factbook

Imports

$8.53 billion (2011 est.)
$7.48 billion (2010 est.)

Exports

$12.59 billion (2011 est.)
$11.08 billion (2010 est.)

Inflation rate (consumer prices)

13.5% (2011 est.)
9.4% (2010 est.)
note: official data; based on independent analysis of consumer prices, inflation reached 22% in 2011

Unemployment rate

1% (2011 est.)
1.1% (2010 est.)
note: officially measured by the Ministry of Labor, plus another 20% underemployed

GDP - per capita (PPP)

$3,300 (2011 est.)
$3,100 (2010 est.)
$2,900 (2009 est.)
note: data are in 2011 US dollars

National product real growth rate

8.2% (2010 est.)
8.1% (2009 est.)
9% (2008 est.)

Internet users

4.689 million (2009)

Telephones - mobile cellular

20.952 million (2009)

Population growth rate

0.94% (2012 est.)

Population

28,394,180 (July 2012 est.)

Historical background

Russia conquered the territory of present-day Uzbekistan in the late 19th century.

Stiff resistance to the Red Army after the Bolshevik Revolution was eventually suppressed and a socialist republic established in 1924.

During the Soviet era, intensive production of "white gold" (cotton) and grain led to overuse of agrochemicals and the depletion of water supplies, which have left the land degraded and the Aral Sea and certain rivers half dry.

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Uzbekistan

Economic overview

Uzbekistan is a dry, landlocked country; 11% of the land is intensely cultivated, in irrigated river valleys.

More than 60% of the population lives in densely populated rural communities.

Export of hydrocarbons, including natural gas and petroleum, provided about 40% of foreign exchange earnings in 2009.

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The Economist Intelligence Unit

Country Risk Service Uzbekistan 3rd Quarter 2014

Country Risk Service Uzbekistan 3rd Quarter 2014

  • $ 520
  • Country report
  • September 2014
  • by The Economist Intelligence Unit

NCAIS: 0 SIC: 0

  • Countries : Uzbekistan

Oxford Economics

Country Economic Forecasts > Uzbekistan

Country Economic Forecasts > Uzbekistan

  • $ 185
  • Country report
  • September 2014
  • by Oxford Economics

GDP growth was 8.1% in H1 this year, broadly unchanged from 8% in 2013 overall. As in 2013, growth is being driven by industry, boosted by government-led investment spending especially in the energy sector, ...

  • Countries : Uzbekistan

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