Gross domestic product (GDP) of Uzbekistan grew by 7.8% in January-June, the session of the Cabinet of Ministers said on July 15.
Industrial production in Uzbekistan rose by 6.7% in the first half of 2016, agriculture output by 6.8%, services by 12.9% and construction works by 17.5%.
State budget was executed with 0.1% surplus to GDP. The inflation did not exceed forecast parameters.
Some 462,500 new jobs were created in Uzbekistan in the reporting period, with 59.8% (276,700 jobs) in rural areas.
About 4.4 trillion soums and $111 million were directed to implementation of measures, envisaged in the state program “The Year of Healthy Mother and Child”.
The volume of used investments rose by 11.8%, including foreign investments and loans – by 17.2%.
Uzbekistan commissioned 43 production objects for $1.9 billion and started to realize 72 investment projects worth over $3.4 billion. The production of localized goods grew 1.5 times.
In the first half of 2016, about 306 state objects were realized to private sector for investment obligations worth 267.5 billion soums. Foreign investors acquired stakes in 30 joint stock companies. (UzDaily/Business World Magazine)