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The total investments in fixed assets in Uzbekistan in January-June of 2017 amounted to 26.6 trillion soums (or $7.5 billion), which is by 8.3% more to the same period in 2016.

According to the Statistics Committee of Uzbekistan, the ratio of investment in fixed assets to GDP was 25.9%.

Investments from the budget were allocated as part of the target investment program, aimed at support the social sphere and life support systems, the development of the infrastructure of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

In terms of economic sectors, disbursement into the mining industry - 5.68 trillion soums (21.4% of total investments), crude oil and natural gas - 5.308 trillion soums (20.0%), processing industry - 3.7 trillion soums (13.9%), including food, beverages and tobacco - 500.3 billion soums (1.9%), textiles and clothing - 636.9 billion soums (2.4%), chemical industry – 477.6 billion soums (1.8%), non-metal non-mineral - 519.3 billion soums (2.0%), metallurgy - 474.5 billion soums (1.8%), electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning - 1.653 trillion soums (6.2%), construction - 956.0 billion soums (3.6%), transportation and storage - 2 183.7 billion soums (8.2%), wholesale and retail trade, repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles - 1 306.3 billion soums (4.9%), information and communication - 809.5 billion soums (3.0%), professional, scientific and technical activities - 1.07 trillion soums (4.0%), education - 451.5 billion soums (1.7%), besides all activities: investments in housing construction - 5.167 trillion soums (19.4%).

In January-June 2017, foreign investment and loans in fixed assets amounted to 6.556 trillion soums, which is 13.8% higher compared to the same period in 2016.

The share of foreign direct investments (FDI) and loans of private sector in the total foreign investments and loans amounted to 90.3%.

A great deal of foreign investments and loans were disbursed in economic activities: crude oil and natural gas - 67.6% of total investment, an increase by 34.9 percentage points from January-June 2016, , and information - 9.9 %, (by 1.7 percentage points), production of chemical products - 2.2% (by 0.5 percentage points).

Disbursement were reduced for transportation and storage - 4.7% (9.6 percentage points), manufacturing of textiles and clothing - 3.0% (1.9 percentage points), electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning - 1.6% (by 11.6 percentage points), non-metallic mineral products - 1.3% (by 1.3 percentage points).

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