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Uzbekistan's foreign trade turnover grows by 2% in 1Q

30 April 2012

http://uzdaily.com/index.htm of 4/30/2012 - Foreign trade turnover of Uzbekistan grew by 2% year-on-year and reached US$5.908 billion in January-March 2012, the State Statistics Committee of Uzbekistan said.

At the same time, foreign trade turnover of Uzbekistan with the CIS states made up US$2.49 billion (+19.3%) and other countries - US$3.419 billion (-7.7%).

The committee said that US$3.134 billion from total foreign turnover fell to share of exports (7.4%) and US$2.774 billion - to import operations (+15.3%).

Exports of Uzbekistan to the CIS states grew by 34.9% year-on-year to US$1.415 billion and to other states dropped by 26.4% to US$1.719 billion.

Uzbekistan's imports from the CIS reached US$1.075 billion in the first quarter of 2012, which rose by 3.6% year-on-year. Imports from Uzbekistan to other state grew by 24.2% to US$1.699 billion.

Foreign trade surplus made up US$360.3 million in the first three months of 2012, including with the CIS states - US$340.1 million and other states - US$20.2 million.