July 21, 2015
The volume of gross domestic product (GDP) of Uzbekistan made up 72.173 trillion soums in January-June 2015, which grew by 8.1% year-on-year, the State Statistics Committee of Uzbekistan said citing preliminary data.
The industrial output of Uzbekistan increased by 8.1% year-on-year to 40.791 trillion soums in the first half of 2015 (currency rates of CB RU from 21.07.2015 1$= 2570.22 soums).
The agriculture production made up 17.569 trillion soums in the first half of 2015, which rose by 6.5% year-on-year.
Uzbekistan used investments into fixed capital at the size of 18.07 trillion soums, which rose by 9.8% year-on-year.
The volume of construction works grew by 18% to 11.752 trillion soums in the first half of 2015.
Uzbekistan transported 629.6 million tonnes of cargo in the first half of 2015, which rose by 4.3% year-on-year. The freight turnover reached 25.064 billion tonnes-km.
Passenger transportation hit 3.522 billion people in January-June 2015. The growth rate made up 3.3% year-on-year. The passenger turnover rose by 5.3% to 48.137 billion passenger-km.
Retail trade turnover of Uzbekistan made up 31.738 trillion soums in Janaury-June 2015, which grew by 14.8% year-on-year. The volume of paid services rose by 13.1% year-on-year to 40.247 trillion soums in January-June 2015.
In the reporting period, foreign trade turnover of Uzbekistan exceeded US$12.6 billion. The exports reached US$6.4 billion and imports – US$6.3 billion. Foreign trade surplus was at the level of US$83.4 million.
The Kengash (Council) of the Senate of Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan convened for a meeting on July 20.
The session was chaired by the head of the upper house N.Yuldoshev.
The Kengash approved a resolution to convoke for the third general session of the Senate of Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan on 6 August this year, in the city of Tashkent.
The agenda of the plenary session of the upper house of the parliament is made up of a range of bills designed to bolster the steadfast reforms and liberalization of all spheres of political and socioeconomic life of the nation, realization of the Concept of Intensifying the Democratic Reforms and Forming the Civil Society in the Country, elevation of the well-being of citizens and amplification of social security of the population. Among them are the draft laws on investment and mutual funds, on physical culture and sports (in new edition), on sanitary-epidemiological welfare of the population, on the introduction of amendments and addenda to some legislative acts of the Republic of Uzbekistan, on the ratification of the international agreement of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
In accordance with constitutional powers, the senators are to discuss the report on the activities of the Central Bank of the Republic of Uzbekistan in the year 2014 during the forthcoming general session.
To coordinate the efforts of committees and the administrative staff of the Senate of Oliy Majlis in terms of preparations for and conduct of the third plenary session, the Kengash has set up a workgroup.
The Kengash meeting participants also discussed the course of the implementation (in the first half of the year 2015) of measures envisaged by the Action Plan of the Senate of Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan for 2015 and subsequent years.
The issue was deliberated on by the senators in great detail, and a number of proposals were pushed forward needed for the full realization of the Action Plan, for boosting the effectiveness of works in the sphere. Following the discussions, members of the Kengash adopted a corresponding resolution of the body.
The Kengash considered also other issues relevant to its powers.
(Source: Press Service of the Senate of the Oliy Majlis Republic of Uzbekistan
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