Uzbekistan boosts import of charcoal from Russia
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Aug. 6
By Ilkin Seyfaddini - Trend:
Uzbekistan imported a large volume of different types of wooden products from Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) countries in the period from January through May 2020, Trend reports citing statistics of the Eurasian Economic Commission.
Uzbekistan imported 80.7 tons of wood for $2.894, 283.3 tons of charcoal worth $83.214 and 498.6 tons of cooperage wood for $204.182, the commission said.
During the reporting period, Uzbekistan increased wood imports by three percent, and charcoal imports by 8.2 times.
Kazakhstan and Russia were the main exporters of wood to Uzbekistan. The share of Kazakhstan in Uzbekistan's wood import stood at 27.3 percent, while Russia’s - at 72.7 percent.
The whole Uzbekistan’s import of charcoal and cooperage wood was supplied from Russia.
Earlier, the Government of Uzbekistan set a task for Ozsanoatqurilishmateriallari Joint Stock Company (Uzbek major producer of construction materials) to bring the production to 10 trillion soum ($984.9 million) in the first half of the year, and 22 trillion soum ($2.1 billion) by the end of the year. It was entrusted to expand production to substitute import of construction materials.
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