Source
Central bank

Central Bank of the Republic of Uzbekistan

International Reserves

N/A

Gross Domestic Product - GDP

USD 67.1 billion (2017, estimate)

GDP (Purchasing Power Parity)

Intl$ 218.9 billion (2017, estimate)

Real GDP growth
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
7.5% 9.5% 9% 8.1% 8.5% 8.3% 8.2%
2013 2014 2015* 2016* 2017*    
8% 8.1% 8% 6% 6%    

*Estimate

GDP per capita - current prices

USD 2,116.7 (2017, estimate)

GDP per capita - PPP

Intl$ 6,902.3 (2017, estimate)

GDP (PPP) - share of world total
1980 1990 2000 2010 2017*
N/A N/A 0.10% 0.13% 0.2%

*Estimate

 
 
Source
GDP - composition by sector
  • agriculture: 19.3% 
  • industry: 33.9% 
  • services: 46.8%

(2016 estimate)

Gross domestic expenditure on R&D; (% of GDP)

N/A

 

Inflation
2013 2014 2015* 2016* 2017*
11.7% 9.1% 8.5% 8.4% 9.6%

*Estimate

Unemployment rate
2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

*Estimate

Household saving rates

N/A

 

Public debt (General government gross debt as a % of GDP)
2013 2014 2015* 2016* 2017*
8.3% 7.6% 10.8% 15.1% 13.9%

*Estimate

Public deficit (General government net lending/borrowing as a % of GDP)
2013 2014 2015* 2016* 2017*
2.4% 2.2% 0.9% 0% 0.1%

*Estimate   

Government bond ratings

Standard & Poor's: N/A

Moody's: N/A

Standard & Poor's / Moody's (Updated January 2017)

Market value of publicly traded shares
2013 2014 2015
N/A N/A N/A
Largest companies

N/A

 
 
Source
Current account balance

USD 0.2 billion (2017 estimate)

Current account balance by percentage of GDP

0.2% (2017 estimate)

Exports as percent of GDP (Exports of goods and services)

20.7% (2015)

Shares in world total merchandising export

0.08% (2015)

Shares in world total commercial services export

0.05% (2013)

Total exports

USD 11.1 billion (2016 estimate)

Export commodities

Energy products, cotton, gold, mineral fertilizers, ferrous and nonferrous metals, textiles, foodstuffs, machinery, automobiles

Total imports

USD 11.6 billion (2016 estimate)

 
 
Source
Import commodities

Machinery and equipment, foodstuffs, chemicals, ferrous and nonferrous metals

Exports - major partners

Switzerland 25.8%, China 17.6%, Kazakhstan 14.2%, Turkey 9.9%, Russia 8.4%, Bangladesh 6.9% (2015)

Imports - major partners

China 20.8%, Russia 20.8%, South Korea 12%, Kazakhstan 10.8%, Turkey 4.6%, Germany 4.4% (2015)

FDI inflows
2013 2014 2015
USD 629 million USD 626 million USD 1,068 million
Value of cross-border M&A, by country of purchaser
2012 2013 2014 2015
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Cross-border M&A deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2014

N/A

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Cross-border M&A deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2015

N/A

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Best countries for doing business

Economies are ranked on their ease of doing business. A high ease of doing business ranking means the regulatory environment is more conducive to the starting and operation of a local firm.

Overall ranking: 87 out of 190 countries (2017)

Subcategories:

Starting a business: 25 out of 190 countries

Enforcing Contracts: 38 out of 190 countries

Registering Property: 75 out of 190 countries

Getting Credit: 44 out of 190 countries

Protecting Minority Investors: 70 out of 190 countries

Trading Across Borders: 165 out of 190 countries

Paying Taxes: 138 out of 190 countries

Dealing with Construction Permits: 147 out of 190 countries

Getting Electricity: 83 out of 190 countries

Resolving Insolvency: 77 out of 190 countries

Global competitiveness ranking

N/A

Index of Economic Freedom

Ranking: 166 / Score: 46.02 (Repressed) (2016)

(100=totally free 0=totally repressed)

 
 
Source
Time zone

UTC+5

Total area

447,400 sq km

Capital

Tashkent (Toshkent)

Currency

Uzbekistani soum (UZS)

Government type

republic; authoritarian presidential rule, with little power outside the executive branch

Languages

Uzbek (official) 74.3%, Russian 14.2%, Tajik 4.4%, other 7.1%

Religions

Muslim 88% (mostly Sunnis), Eastern Orthodox 9%, other 3%

Total population
1990 2000 2010 2014* 2019**
N/A 24.908 million 28.5 million 30.604 million 32.485 million

*Estimate    **Forecast

 
 
Source
Urban population as % of total population
1960 1980 2000 2013
34% 41% 37% 36%
Population median age

27.1 years (2014 est.)

Population growth rate

0.93% (2014 est.)

Life expectancy

73.29 years (2014 estimate)

Adult literacy

 99.4% (2011 estimate)

% of population living on less than $2 a day

N/A

Inequality of wealth distribution (Gini index)

N/A

Freedom House rating

Political Rights: 7
Civil Liberties: 7 (2014)

(1 represents the most free, 7 the least free)

Source
Total telephone subscribers as % of population

Fixed 6.9%   Mobile 74.3% (2013)
(fixed-telephone subscribers and mobile-cellular subscribers)

Internet users as % of total population

38.20% (2013)

Cost of living - Mercer index(ranking by city on a basis of 214; the 1st is the most expensive and the 214th is the least expensive)

Tashkent 180th (2014)

CO2 emissions(Metric tons of CO2 per capita)

3.7 (2010)

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