Uzbekistan’s foreign trade turnover increases in 2013
Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Jan.20
By Demir Azizov- Trend:
Uzbekistan's foreign trade increased by 9.4 percent and amounted to $28.886 billion in 2013, according to preliminary data. Exports grew by 10.9 percent and amounted to $15,087,200,000 and imports saw growth by 7.7 percent and equaled $13,798,800,000, the state statistical committee of the republic said on Jan.20.
Uzbekistan's foreign trade surplus in 2013 amounted to $1,288,400,000, according to the state statistical committee.
The committee did not provide information about the commodity structure of exports and imports, as well as the country's main trading partners.
As of 2012, foreign trade turnover of Uzbekistan increased by 0.9 percent and amounted to $26.287 billion. Exports fell by 5.1 percent to $14.259 billion and the volume of imports rose by nine percent to $12.028 billion.
Uzbekistan's foreign trade surplus amounted to $2.231 billion. This showed this figure decreased by 42.3 percent in 2013.
Translated by L.Z.
Edited by S.M.