Uzbek GDP grows by 8 percent
Uzbekistan, Tashkent, July 17 / Trend D.Azizov /
Uzbekistan's GDP grew by 8 percent in the first half of 2010 compared to the same period of 2009, Uzbek Prime Minister Shavkat Mirziyev said at the governmental meeting.
The production of consumer goods rose by 11.8 percent in the first half of 2010. Production of agriculture rose by 6.9 percent and the volume of construction works grew by 11.5 percent. Retail turnover rose by 10.3 percent and services by 10.9 percent. State Budget was executed with 0.2% surplus to the GDP, while inflation rate did not exceed the forecasted figure, Mirziyev said
In January - June 2009 Uzbekistan's GDP grew by 8.2 percent, industrial production - by 9.1 percent, agriculture products - 4.6 percent, consumer goods production - 13.1 percent, paid services - by 18.5 percent. State budget was executed with a surplus of 0.3 percent of GDP
In 2010, Uzbekistan's GDP growth is planned at the level of 8.3 percent compared to 2009, industrial production - 8.3 percent, agricultural production - 5 percent, retail trade - 16.3 percent, investments - 22 percent, exports - 6 percent and inflation will be kept at level 7 - 9 percent.
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