Uzbekistan increases investment volume
Uzbekistan, Tashkent, Aug 22 / Trend D.Azizov /
Investments in the Uzbek economy from all financing sources in the first half of 2012 increased by 10.9 percent compared to the same period in 2011 and amounted to $5.4 billion, according to the Uzbek State Statistics Committee.
In the total investment, funds of enterprises and population accounted for 54.3 percent, bank loans - 10 percent, extra-budgetary funds, including the Fund for Reconstruction and Development - 12 percent, the state budget - 4.6 percent, the fund for reclamation of land - 0.4 percent.
The volume of foreign investments and loans, mastered in January-June, accounted for 18.7 percent of total capital investment ($1.01 billion).
According to the committee, manufacturing industries mastered 67.7 percent of the total investment.
In particular, the fuel and energy sector received 17.5 per cent of all investments, metallurgy - 2.6 percent, the chemical and petrochemical industry - 1.6 percent, engineering - 4.5 percent, light industry - 2.5 percent, food - 1.6 per cent, the industry of building materials - 1.6 percent, construction - 3.8 percent, transport and communications - 18.9 percent, agriculture - 4.1 percent, exploration projects - 2 percent, trade and catering - 4.2 percent, other industries - 1.5 percent.
The total volume of mastered investments in terms of constant prices grew by 12.5 percent to 18.291 trillion soums last year.
In 2012, the government plans to provide growth of capital investment from all sources of funding by 9.3 percent.
The official exchange rate is 1917.64 soums to $ 1 on Aug. 22.