Uzbekistan’s GDP grows by 8.3 percent in Jan-Sep
Uzbekistan, Tashkent, Oct.23 / Trend, D.Azizov /
Gross domestic product (GDP) of Uzbekistan grew by 8.3 percent in January-September 2010 compared to the same period of 2009, the First Deputy Prime Minister Rustam Azimov said at the meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers of Uzbekistan Oct.22.
The government said that industrial output of Uzbekistan rose by 8.3 percent, agriculture output - 7.8 percent, services - 11.2 percent and construction works - 9 percent. The state budget of Uzbekistan was executed with 0.2 percent surplus to GDP. The inflation rate did not exceed forecasted figure.
In January - September 2009 Uzbekistan's GDP grew by 8 percent, industrial production - by 9.1 percent, agriculture products - 3.3 percent. Amount of construction works increased by 33.5 percent, consumer goods production - by 13.7 percent, paid services - by 15.8 percent, the total capital investments - by 28.3 percent.
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.
Official exchange rate is 1624,72 soums to $1 Oct.22.