Friday, 07, May, 2021

Economy

In January-November 2020, Uzbekistan’s foreign trade in goods topped US$32.9 billion, which is less by US$4.8 billion 12.9%) to the same period last year, the State Statistics Committee in a report.

The State-Owned Assets Management Agency (SOAMA) has announced putting for sale of the 57.118% stake in Coca-Cola Bottlers Uzbekistan.

Starting from December 18, the Rosselkhoznadzor allows the import of tomatoes and peppers into Russia from seven enterprises from the Fergana province of Uzbekistan, the department said in a statement.

The 2021 State Budget Bill was passed at the plenary session of the Senate on Friday. In accordance with the document, the budget revenues are planned to be at 21.3% of GDP, 147.2 trillion soums, US$ 14 billion and expenditures - 24% of GDP, 165.8 trillion soums, US$ 15.6 billion. The budget deficit, thus, is at 2.7% of GDP, or 18.6 trillion soums.

Uzbekistan and Russia are implementing US$ 22 billion worth of energy projects, the Uzbek Energy Ministry said. This figure was announced during the talks of the Energy Minister Alisher Sultanov with his Russian counterpart Nikolai Shulginov held yesterday as part of the working trip to Moscow.

Uzbekistan handed over 51% of the stake in Bekabadcement JSC back to the shareholders, the Ministry of Justice reports.

The Uzbek Minister of Agriculture Jamshid Khodjaev called for avoiding quotas for agricultural products in the CIS markets.

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed the Measures to further step up introduction of water-saving technologies in agriculture Decree, the Ministry of Justice reports.

As reported earlier, Fergana city hosted a meeting between the Uzbek Deputy PM/Minister of Investments and Foreign Trade S. Umurzakov with the Kyrgyz Acting Prime Minister A. Novikov.

The leadership of the Federal Treasury Enterprise "Kazan State Treasury Powder Factory" (FTE KZTPF) and representatives of the Uzbekistan Committee for Defense Industry signed a cooperation agreement, the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Tatarstan.