Sunday, 25, February, 2024

Uzbekistan’s public debt of reached $29.2 billion as of the end of 2022. In Q4, it grew by $3 billion, the Ministry of Economy and Finance said in a report.

In a year the state external debt increased by $2.3 billion - up to $25.9 billion (32.25% to GDP). Of this amount, $19.8 billion is raised on behalf of the government and $6.1 billion is guaranteed by Uzbekistan.

Debt breakdown by sector

  • Public external debt by sectors of the economy for the first nine months of 2022 looks like this:
  • State budget support - $8.6 billion (according to the results of 2021, it was $5.9 billion);
  • Power industry — $3 billion ($3.1 billion);
  • Transport and transport infrastructure - $2.84 billion ($2.5 billion);
  • Agriculture and water management - $2.54 billion ($2.4 billion);
  • Transport and transport infrastructure - $2.51 billion;
  • Housing and communal services - $2.3 billion ($2.1 billion);
  • Support for entrepreneurship and industrial production - $1.1 billion;
  • Chemical industry - $1 billion ($1.2 billion);
  • Education and healthcare — $0.9 billion ($0.7 billion);
  • Telecommunications — $0.2 billion ($0.2 billion);
  • Other industries - $0.91 billion ($1.3 billion).

Lenders

  • Public external debt by creditors:
  • Asian Development Bank - $6 billion ($5.2 billion);
  • World Bank - $5.5 billion ($4.3 billion);
  • International investors - $2.6 billion ($2.6 billion);
  • State Development Bank of China and others - $2.1 billion ($2.2 billion);
  • Japan International Cooperation Agency - $1.9 billion ($2.1 billion);
  • Eximbank of China - $1.9 billion ($2 billion);
  • Economic Cooperation Development Fund and others - $1 billion ($1 billion);
  • Islamic Development Bank - $0.9 billion ($0.9 billion);
  • French Development Agency - $0.7 billion;
  • Japan Bank for International Cooperation - $0.4 billion ($0.6 billion);
  • Other international financial institutions - $2.4 billion ($2.7 billion).

Currency structure of debt

  • US dollar - 75.7% (was 71.9%);
  • Japanese yen - 8.1% (10.5%);
  • SDR (special drawing rights) - 7.2% (8.4%);
  • Euro - 4.8% (4.6%);
  • Uzbek sum - 1.6% (1.8%);
  • Chinese yuan - 0.8% (1.3%);
  • South Korean won - 0.67% (0.8%);
  • Saudi riyal - 0.6% (0.6%);
  • Kuwaiti dinar - 0.4% (0.4%);
  • United Arab Emirates dirham - 0.03% (0.2%).

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