BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 3
By Klavdiya Romakayeva - Trend:
The share of cement production in Uzbekistan from January through March 2021 increased by 14.1 percent compared to the same period last year, Trend reports referring to the State Statistics Committee of Uzbekistan.
According to the committee, cement enterprises in Uzbekistan produced 2.2 million tons of cement during the reporting period.
It is reported that the largest share in the total volume of cement production in the country falls on the share of enterprises in the Navoi region - 41 percent.
At the same time, the share of cement production in enterprises of the Tashkent region and Fergana region amounted to 40.5 percent and 9.6 percent respectively.
According to the information, 1.3 million tons of cement were produced by enterprises in Uzbekistan from January through February 2021.
Earlier, a zero customs duty rate is introduced for the import of cement products to Uzbekistan starting from April 1 to October 1, 2021.
Based on the information, the purpose of this decision is to reduce prices for housing being built. It is noted that currently, the duty rate for the import of cement products to Uzbekistan amounts to 30 percent of the customs value.
It was reported that the abolition of the duty is envisaged by the presidential decree on additional measures to provide the population with housing through the allocation of mortgage loans based on market principles.
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