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Uzbekistan:

 
     
     
  Overview:                                                                                                         
     
 

a.    Total Population: 28,394,180 (July 2012 est.)

                                          i.    Agricultural Population –  44%

                                         ii.    Total labour force – 16.28 million (2011 est.)

b.    GDP: $43.7 billion (2011 est.)

c.    GDP - real growth rate: 7.1% (2011 est.)

d.    GDP – per capita: $3,300 (2011 est.)

e.    GDP - composition by sector:

      agriculture: 21.9%

      industry: 37.8%

      services: 40.2% (2011 est.)

f.     Investment (gross fixed):

g.    Unemployment rate: 1% (2011 est.)

h.    Industries: textiles, food processing, machine building, metallurgy, mining, hydrocarbon extraction, chemicals

 
     
     
 

Trade:

 
     
 

a.    Total Exports: $13.8 billion (2011 est.)

b.    Exports commodities: energy products, cotton, gold, mineral fertilizers, ferrous and nonferrous metals, textiles, food products, machinery, automobiles

c.    Total Import: $8.65 billion (2011 est.)

d.    Imports commodities: machinery and equipment, foodstuffs, chemicals, ferrous and nonferrous metals

 
     
     
  Climate, Land & Agriculture:  
     
 

a.    Climate: mostly multitude desert, long, hot summers, mild winters; semiarid grassland in east

b.    Total Land Area: 425,400 sq km

c.    Land Use:

                                          i.    Arable land: 10.51%

                                         ii.    Permanent crops: 0.76%

                                        iii.    Other: 88.73% (2005)

                                       iv.    Irrigated land: 42,230 sq km (2008)

d.    Major Agricultural commodities: cotton, vegetables, fruits, grain; livestock

 
     
     
  Major Industrial Activities:  
     
  textiles, food processing  
     
     
  Environmental information & data:  
     
 

Environment - current issues:

shrinkage of the Aral Sea is resulting in growing concentrations of chemical pesticides and natural salts; these substances are then blown from the increasingly exposed lake bed and contribute to desertification; water pollution from industrial wastes and the heavy use of fertilizers and pesticides is the cause of many human health disorders; increasing soil salination; soil contamination from buried nuclear processing and agricultural chemicals, including DDT

Environment - international agreements:

party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Environmental Modification, Hazardous Wastes, Ozone Layer Protection, Wetlands

signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements

 
     
     
  Jute Statistics:  
     
 

 
     
     
  Jute Industries and Traders:  
     
 

1. Apiteks, 2, Beshchinor Str.  Tashkent 700031, Uzbekistan

2. EXIMOIL Inc, Trading Company, Agent, Association  

 
     
     
  Govt. Department/Ministry dealing with jute:    
     
 

         Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Uzbekistan

         Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources of the Republic of Uzbekistan

         Ministry for Foreign Economic Relations, Investments and Trade of the Republic of Uzbekistan

 
     
     
     

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