Price hike spree in Uzbekistan: hot water tariffs grow

Business Materials 3 November 2018 15:16 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 2


Uzbekistan will increase the tariffs for hot water and heating following the rise in prices for gasoline, Uzbek media reported referring to the governmental resolution of Nov. 1, 2018 "On the phased change in prices and tariffs for fuel and energy resources".

"The Council of Ministers of the Republic of Karakalpakstan, the administrations of the regions and Tashkent, together with the Ministry of Finance of Uzbekistan from Nov. 16, 2018 should approve heat tariffs with an increase of no more than 10 percent for the population and, on the basis of cost, for other consumers," the document read.

Citizens of Tashkent currently pay 4,332 soums per cubic meter of hot water with a metering device and 16,917.49 soums per person per month without a meter. The tariff for central heating is 1,464.53 soums per square meter.

It was earlier reported that the prices for electricity and natural gas will be increased in two stages.

In the first stage, from Nov. 16, the price for natural gas for residential consumers will increase to 320 soums per cubic meter, and from July 1, 2019, to 350 soums.

Also, from Nov. 16, the cost of a kilowatt of electricity will increase to 250 soums (now 228.60 soums), and from June 1, 2019, to 280 soums.