The National press center of Uzbekistan hosted a press conference organized by JSC “O’zbekyengilsanoat”. The event summed up the results of activity of JSC “O’zbekyengilsanoat” in 2015 and discussed issues of further development of the textile and clothing-knitting industry of our country.
The press conference was attended by the representatives of JSC “O’zbekyengilsanoat” and the media.
As was noted, 2015 was important for textile and clothing-knitting industry – the production volume exceeded 3 trillion soums, consumer goods – over 1 trillion soums. Last year enterprises of the industry produced goods on 188 kinds of light industry products worth 205 billion soums and mastered 75 new products. (currency rates of CB RU from 19.02.2016, 1$= 2846.63 soums)
Despite the crisis in the global economy, “O’zbekyengilsanoat” has continued to increase its presence in foreign markets. This is evidenced by the growth of export indicators, which for the period under consideration exceeded $1 billion, the number of exporting enterprises has reached 254, which accounted for 89 percent of the total number of enterprises of “O’zbekyengilsanoat”. The structure of exports included new types of textile products such as bamboo, modal and blended yarn, jacquard and transom canvas, finished sewing and knitting products of new kinds, models, patterns and weaves. Last year, the share of goods with high added value in total exports reached 42 percent.
It should be noted that the domestic textile and sewing-knitting products are exported to more than 55 countries. In the past year, the industry has expanded into new markets – Colombia, Brazil, El Salvador, Pakistan, Georgia, Croatia, Nigeria and others. In order to diversify foreign markets, expanding the range of export products, the company took part in the international specialized exhibitions-fairs in China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Latvia, Korea, Turkey, Germany and other countries.
An important direction of work of “O’zbekyengilsanoat” last year was the attraction of foreign investments and opening new joint ventures, expansion of existing facilities. By the results of 2015, as part of the Investment program of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the industry attracted $187.3 million, which is 2.7 percent more compared to indicators of 2014. At that, last year was marked with the commissioning of 33 new enterprises, and the creation of more than 12.5 thousand new jobs.
Based on the fact that over the years of independence, the sport has acquired a mass character, “O’zbekyengilsanoat” has determined the release of products for sports purposes as one of its important directions. In line with this, the industry enterprises have developed and put into mass production the children’s sports clothes with national elements. By the results of 2015, the volume of these products exceeded 190.8 billion soums, or 12.2 percent more than in 2014.
The regions of the country and the capital now have own specialty shops, with affordable prices for products provided by such enterprises as “Lukbo textile”, “Arge fashn”, “Kortekssox”, “Shayhontohur textiles”, “Biryuza group” and others.
This year “O’zbekyengilsanoat” intends to continue to increase the production volume of finished goods with high added value. Special emphasis will be placed on the production of children’s sportswear, increasing exports, attracting foreign investments. Until the end of 2016, it is expected to increase export indicators up to $1.1 billion, to implement 32 investment projects, which in turn will contribute to the establishment of 24 new and modernization of 8 enterprises. Hereby it is expected to create 12.700 new jobs, including for graduates of professional colleges and lyceums.
Commodities produced under the brand “Made in Uzbekistan” has carved out a solid niche in the global market
According to the Ministry of Foreign Economic Relations, Investments and Trade, in 2015, in the total volume of exports, services accounted for 24.5%, food production for 10.2%, ferrous and non-ferrous metals for 6.4%, cotton fiber for 5.7%, and chemical industry products for 4.8%.
As a result of reforms to diversify agriculture and provide the population with food, Uzbekistan now exports over $5 billion worth of food, fruits and vegetables. Over the past three years, exports of agricultural goods have increased over three times.
In 2015, the country became one of the 14 countries that won awards for the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals in ensuring food security as a member of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization.
The scope of exports of light industry goods is expanding as well. According to Uzbekyengilsanoat joint-stock company, Uzbekistan delivers light industry goods to countries in Europe, America, Asia and Africa. Last year, the country exported goods from this sector to the tune of over $1 billion.
“Thanks to our independence, we now have the opportunity to produce ready-made products and export them to the global market and compete with foreign businesspeople,” says Ravshan Mukhrumboyev, Deputy Director General of Ariya Teks.
The Fund for the Support of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, set up as an affiliate of the National Bank of Foreign Economic Activity of Uzbekistan, has made a significant contribution to the development of this sphere. The Fund has set up cooperation with roughly 80 organizations abroad, which helps small business and private entrepreneurs to export their goods. It has facilitated participation of Uzbek producers in fairs and expos abroad, where they can reach deals and expand the geography of their deliveries.
Uzbek-made vehicles are exported to over ten countries. Over 250 dealers of Uzbek automobile industry presently operate abroad. Uzbek automobiles with modern design and high technical characteristics have won the trust of consumers and demonstrate the country’s economic potential worldwide.
The macroeconomic stability, the favorable business environment created in Uzbekistan, the mechanisms put in place in this area have piqued the interest of foreign investors. This is evidenced by the number of joint companies that is growing year after year.
One more notable point. Last year, Uzbekistan was ranked fifth in a report listing the fastest growing economies issued by the World Economic Forum last year. The report provided a positive assessment of the phased transition to a modern market economy in Uzbekistan.
(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)
Specialists of the “Physics of the Sun” Scientific Production Association of the Institute of Materials Science in the Tashkent region produce new types of ceramics with the use of a unique scientific object – large solar furnace.
As a result of roasting under the temperature 900 – 1300°С the clay mass is turned into an artificial stone with high strength, density, water resistance, water resistance, frost resistance and durability. The new products possess a wide range of applications: starting with the manufacture of household utensils and ending up with spare parts for modern technologies.
There are two types of ceramics – construction and functional ones. The construction one is noted for its higher level of mechanical durability, hence its mostly used for the manufacture of mechanically and chemically durable items and structures, while the functional one is noted for its electric, magnetic, optical and thermal properties.
Technologies have been elaborated for obtaining ceramics to be used for different purposes from local raw materials and industrial wastes. This is promoted by the growing demand, availability to enterprises fitted out with necessary equipment and huge reserves of raw materials.
The “Physics of the Sun” Scientific Production Association of the Institute of Material Science under the Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan is the largest scientific center on the elaboration of new developments. They are created here with the help of a large solar furnace.
“160 oxide materials with unique properties have been produced in recent years,” says senior researcher of the Materials Science Institute Ilkhom Otaboyev. “They possess a low coefficient of heat expansion, high strength and heat resistance in extreme environments; they are used for the production of high-temperature heaters, thermocouple, transducers, gas burners, printed circuit boards, pipes, nozzles, blades, elements for ceramic engines, and reinforcing coatings.
“We have studied in recent years the process of carbide and glass-ceramic materials’ synthesis. For this are used rice hulls as one of the most common ingredients. Silicon carbide is widely used as an abrasive material for grinding, cutting, sharpening and polishing parts. It’s also in demand in the manufacture of semiconductor devices which are able to operate at temperatures up to 600°C.
The fusion of lime and petroleum coke produces calcium carbide, which is required in welding steel structures. Ore wastes of tungsten deposit serve as the raw material for producing calcium-magnesium silicates – glass ceramics (Sitalls), which posses high strength, hardness, wear resistance, thermodynamic stability, gas and moisture resistance; do not collapse under the impact of various chemical elements, and are widely used in different branches of economy.”
Among other unique development received with the use of the large solar furnace Ilkhom Otaboyev singled out new technologies for the production of materials, which are capable to transform mechanical energy into electrical one and vice versa. And ore production wastes again serve as the raw materials for these technologies.
(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)
The AFC Futsal Championship is continuing in Tashkent. Uzbekistan squad faced Iraq in the quarter-finals of this tournament.
Both teams played closely fought game in the opening of the match. But soon Uzbek players have taken the initiative and won with the score 3:0. This victory has provided our team a ticket to the semi-finals and qualification for the World Championship, to be held in Colombia.
Nodir Eliboev scored once, while Dilshod Rakhmatov authored a double.
In the semifinals, the Uzbekistan squad will compete with the national team of Thailand.
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