A delegation of Belarus businesses visited Uzbekistan on 21-22 May for developing trade and economic cooperation between two countries.
Company-operator, SNG Gissar Operating foreign venture, which enters the structure of Russian Soyuzneftgaz, has begun extraction of hydrocarbons on two oil deposits and conducts preparation for complex development of gas condensate deposits in Southwest Gissar.
Share of services in the gross domestic product (GDP) of Uzbekistan increased from 43.3% in the first quarter of 2006 to 43.5% in the same period of 2007.
The volume of paid services rendered to the population of Uzbekistan in January-March 2007 amounted to 564.5 billion soums, the real increase was 25% as compared to the corresponding period of 2006, according to the State Statistics Committee.
The retail trade turnover in the Republic of Uzbekistan exceed 2.01 trillion soums in January-March 2007, which is 16.5% more compared to the level of January-March 2006.
In January-March 2007 the number of passengers carried by all types of transport was over 1.11 billion persons and increased by 9.2% as against January-March 2006. The passenger turnover increased by 11.3% and was 13.2 billion pass-km.
About 185.7 million tonnes of freights were shipped by all types of transport in the republic in January-March 2007, which is 5.8% higher than in January-March 2006, according to data of the State Statistics Committee of Uzbekistan.
The total output of agricultural products in Uzbekistan made up 742.4 billion soums at current prices and increased by 5.5% in January-March 2007, according to official data of the State Statistics Committee.
143 projects of state ownership were privatized during implementation of the Program on Decentralization and Privatization in January-March 2007, according to data of the State Property Committee of Uzbekistan.
Small business economic entities produced 33.2% of the GDP produced in Uzbekistan in January-March 2007 (30.1% in January-March 2006) of which 6.3% belong to small enterprises, 12.3% - to microfirms and 14.6% - to individual entrepreneurs.