Food production in Uzbekistan decreased by 6.7 % in 2017 and amounted to 23.1 trillion soums in value terms, the Uzbek Food Industry Holding reported.
The food industry’s share in the total industrial production decreased from 20% in 2016 to 16% last year, the company said.
At the same time, growth was observed in many indicators in food production. In particular, meat production grew by 5% and amounted to 2.3 million tons, milk production grew by 3.9%, to 10.1 million tons, production of eggs grew by 7.4%, to 6.6 billion pieces, production of canned fruit and vegetables by 10.8%, to 161,000 tons, and vegetable oil production by 5.4%, to 207,900 tons.
The Uzbek Food Industry Holding was established in February 2016 and brings together about 180 food industry facilities in all regions of Uzbekistan.
As part of the food industry development program for 2016-2020, Uzbekistan plans to draw almost $600 million, including $163.5 million through foreign investments and loans. (Trend/Business World Magazine)