In the first year-half, tax revenues amounted to 18.6 trillion soums and remained at the level of last year. This is mainly due to the reduction of the increased tax rate for gold and copper miners.
On September 5, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev chaired a government meeting via conference call. During the meeting, he noted that Andijan, Bukhara and Khorezm provinces, thanks to the efficient use of land, managed to increase exports by 1.5 times. As a result of the reforms carried, the degree of provision with poultry products, fish, and rice has significantly improved.
The State Statistics Committee provided data on products with the highest share in food imports. Information is provided on the price of certain types of food products imported into Uzbekistan in January-July 2022.
The Ministries of Energy of Uzbekistan and Azerbaijan on August 29 signed a road map to expand cooperation in the field of energy, the press service of the Ministry of Energy said.
Port of Riga will be expanding cooperation with Uzbekistan Railways. The parties will work on expanding transit to and from Uzbekistan through Latvia. Uzbekistan Railways signed a memorandum of cooperation with Riga Free Port, the industry portal PortNews said.
The State Assets Management Agency has announced a selection of consulting companies to develop privatization strategies of Uzbekistan Airways and Thermal Power Plants.
The Ministry of Transport has agreed with colleagues from Iran and Turkmenistan to simplify the international freight transportation, the Ministry said on Wednesday.
In January-July 2022, Uzbekistan's international trade topped US$ 28.1 billion, recording an increase of US$ 6.3 billion compared to the same period last year, the State Statistics Committee said in a report.
The level of diversification of Uzbekistan’s industrial exports was assessed by experts from the Institute for Forecasting and Macroeconomic Research.
In the first half of 2022, Tajikistan exported more than 6.6 thousand tons of cotton to Uzbekistan worth over US$17.3 million. According to Asia-Plus, citing the Customs Service of Tajikistan, this is almost 3.3 times higher than in the same period in 2021 ($5.3 million).
Uzbekistan and Azerbaijan are to set up a $500 million investment fund for joint projects. This was discussed on August 1 at a meeting of the joint intergovernmental commission.
Uzbekistan and India held talks on enhancing cooperation in the agricultural sector. The meeting took place in New Delhi on July 28 as part of a visit by a government delegation led by Deputy Prime Minister/Minister of Investment and Foreign Trade Jamshid Khodjaev, the MIFT press service reported.
A new power plant is being built in the Syrdarya province. The project is being implemented by the Saudi ACWA Power through 100% direct investment. The plant will generate 12 billion kWh of electricity per year.
The Central Bank has revised its GDP projection for the current year. Based on the available reserves in the economy and the dynamics of aggregate demand, real GDP growth in 2022 is expected to be at 5-5.5% per annum, while in April the forecast was 3.5-4.5% growth.