In the first quarter of 2021, the country’s GDP rose 3%, industrial output – 3.8% and agricultural output – 3.1%.
On May 12, President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev held a meeting to review the economic indicators for the regions and sectors in the first half of 2021 and the key tasks of 2021. In the first quarter, the country’s GDP rose 3%, industrial output – 3.8% and agricultural output – 3.1%, the press office of the President of Uzbekistan reports.
In the first half of 2021, state revenues were higher than projected by almost 2 trillion soums, and in January-April, the exports increased to US$ 3.2 billion. The emphasis was placed on the shortcomings in particular sectors and regions. For example, industrial output at Uzavtosanoat JSC fell 40%, Uzbekneftegaz – 4.7% and the leather industry – 10% in the first half of 2021.
Uzbekneftegaz was tasked to produce 9 billion cubic metres of natural gas and 165,000 tonnes of liquefied gas and Issiklik Elektr Stanalari and Uzbekgidroenergo – to produce 15.5 billion kW in the second half of 2021.
The President ordered to accelerate the transformations at the companies Khududgaztaminot, Uzdonmakhsulot, Agroservis and Agrolizing.
Mirziyoyev instructed the government officials to take measures to produce 246,000 tonnes of oil crops and 86,000 tonnes of oil in 2021 to meet domestic demand.