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About 51.7% of Uzbekistan's foreign trade turnover falls to Asia

5 June 2012

http://uzdaily.com of 6/5/2012 - Europe and Asia were the main trade partners of Uzbekistan in continental angle of view in the first quarter of 2012, the State Statistics Committee of Uzbekistan said.

The State Statistics Committee of Uzbekistan said that Europe and Asia accounted about 97.3% of foreign trade turnover of Uzbekistan in the reporting period.

Share of these continents in Uzbekistan's foreign trade turnover decreased from 97.6% in the first quarter of 2011 to 97.2% in the same period of 2012.

The committee stated that share of Europe in foreign trade turnover of Uzbekistan decreased from 53.7% in January-March 2011 to 45.6% in the first three months of 2012. At the same time, the share of Asia rose from 43.9% to 51.7% in the reporting period.

In the structure of foreign trade turnover, share of American continent rose from 2.3% to 2.5% in the reporting period. Share of Africa made up 0.3% (0.2% in 1Q 2011) and Australia and Oceania -0% (0%) in the first quarter of 2012.

Foreign trade turnover of Uzbekistan reached US$5.907 billion in January-March 2012, of which US$3.133 billion fell to share of exports and US$2.774 billion to imports.

Structure of foreign trade of Uzbekistan by continents

Continent

In 1Q 2011 (in % to total volume)

In 1Q 2012 (in % to total volume)

Europe

53.7

45.6

Asia

43.9

51.7

Africa

0.1

0.2

America

2.3

2.5

Australia and Oceania

0

0