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Russia, China and Kazakhstan - largest trade partners of Uzbekistan

22 August 2012

http://uzdaily.com of 8/22/2012 - Russia, China and Kazakhstan were the largest trade partners of Uzbekistan in the first half of 2012, the State Statistics Committee of Uzbekistan said.

Share of Russia made up 29.5% in the first half of 2012 in total foreign trade turnover of Uzbekistan. According to the State Statistics Committee, trade turnover between Uzbekistan and Russia made up US$3.856 billion in the reporting period, which grew by 28.6% year-on-year. At the same time, export of Uzbekistan reached US$2.674 billion in January-June 2012 (1.932 billion in 1H 2011) and imports - US$1.182 billion (US$1.067 billion).

China was the second largest trade partner of Uzbekistan in the reporting period with the share of 12.3%. In the reporting period, bilateral trade turnover made up US$1.609 billion, which rose by 54.5% year-on-year.

The volume of exports of Uzbekistan to China grew from US$394.3 million in January-June 2011 to US$725.8 million in the first half of 2012. Imports grew from US$647.2 million to US$833 million.

Kazakhstan was the third largest trade partner of Uzbekistan with the share of 10.7%. Bilateral trade turnover between two states rose by 17.9% - to US$1.406 billion in the first half of 2012. Exports of Uzbekistan to Kazakhstan rose from US$643.4 million to US$794.2 million, and imports - from US$548.6 million to US$611.7 million.

Foreign trade turnover of Uzbekistan grew by 6.6% year-on-year in January-June 2012 to US$13.088 billion.

Ten largest trade partners of Uzbekistan

Countries

Share in trade turnover of Uzbekistan. %

Trade turnover between countries (in mln. USD)

 

1H 2012

1H 2011

1H 2012

1H 2011

Russia

29.5

26.1

3855.7

2998.9

China

12.3

7.8

1608.8

1041.5

Kazakhstan

10.7

9.5

1405.9

1192

Republic of Korea

8.8

6.5

1148.7

781.3

Afghanistan

4.6

2.5

604.3

305.6

Turkey

4.3

5.1

559.9

613.2

Ukraine

3.3

2.5

426.6

314.5

Iran

2

1.7

256.6

216.8

Germany

1.8

2.4

239.7

288.2

France

1.5

1.9

191.7

235.9