Uzbekistan: Uzkimyosanoat manufactures products worth over $193 million

Enterprises of Uzkimyosanoat JSC manufactured marketable products in the amount of 1.636.8 trillion soums ($193.736 million) in January-March, up by 20.6% YoY. Chemical enterprises produced 334,960 tons of mineral fertilizers, including 252,170 tons of nitrogen fertilizers, 37,770 tons of phosphate fertilizers and 45,020 of tons potash fertilizers. During the reporting period, 1,276.5 million tons of…

Uzbekistan: arms imports up in 2018

Uzbekistan’s expenditures on the import of weapons and ammunition, their parts and accessories in 2018 amounted to $700,000, the Central Bank reported. In 2016-2017, $300,000 was spent for these purposes. Thus, over the past year, spending on armaments has more than doubled. Data on the import of weapons and ammunition are disclosed by the Central…

Uzbekistan: UzRail implements new project worth $15 million

Uzbekistan Railways is implementing a new project to modernize the Andijan-Sawai-Khanabad railway and organize passenger intercity train traffic there. The project provides for the modernization of the railway section with a length of over 50 kilometers, as well as straightening parts of the track, reconstruction of artificial structures, modernization of alarm systems and telecommunications, construction…

Uzbekistan: Central Bank suspends nine commercial banks from trading on currency exchange

Nine commercial banks of Uzbekistan have been suspended from participation in currency trading “due to systematic violations related to transactions on the currency exchange”, the Central Bank of Uzbekistan reported. Hamkorbank, Turkiston Bank, HayTek Bank, Universal Bank, Invest Finance Bank, Ipak Yuli Bank, Savdogarbank, Trust Bank and Asia Alliance Bank were among those removed. “Measures…

Uzbekistan: vegetable oils imports up in 2018

In 2018, Uzbekistan increased the imports of vegetable oils by 42.1% in physical terms compared with the previous year, to 175.4 thousand tons, and in monetary terms – by 19.3%, to $147.4 million, declared the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources. In particular, the imports of sunflower oil demonstrated the most significant upward trend –…

Uzbekistan: GMU to be renamed

GM Uzbekistan will be renamed in the coming months, the UzAvtoSanoat Deputy Chairman Aziz Shukurov announced. Shukurov added that the Chevrolet and Ravon brands would remain. “The issue of renaming will be resolved in the near future, and we will inform about it soon,” Shukurov said during a press conference. The company exports its products…

Uzbekistan: trade with Russia up in 2018

The trade turnover between Russia and Uzbekistan in 2018 increased by 21% YoY, to $5.7 billion, said the Ambassador of Uzbekistan to the Russia, Bortizhon Asadov. “Russia remains the largest trading partner of Uzbekistan. Mutual trade grew by 21% and reached $5.7 billion at the end of 2018,” the ambassador said. President of Uzbekistan Shavkat…

Uzbekistan: exports to Ukraine to increase

In 2019, Uzbekistan plans to increase exports to Ukraine to $220 million and resume flights between Tashkent and Kiev. The announcement was made by the Uzbek Ambassador to Ukraine Alisher Abdualiyev. In addition, it is planned to develop projects to attract direct investments of $10 million in Uzbekistan for the production of pharmaceutical products. It…

Uzbekistan: UAE company to buy securities of second largest bank

UAE-based investment company Frontera Capital will acquire securities of O’zsanoatqurilishbank. The delegation of O’zsanoatqurilishbank visited the United Arab Emirates, where the parties signed the agreement on development of cooperation. The document provides for raising $50 million using investment and credit instruments. The agreement also provides for the sale of securities of the Uzbek bank to…