Based on the results of January-May 2022, the republic's foreign trade turnover (FTT) reached $20.5 billion, which, compared to the same period in 2021, increased by $5.6 billion (an increase of 37.4%), – the press service of the State Statistics Committee reports.
Of the total FTT volume, exports amounted to $8.4 billion (by January-May 2021, an increase of 145.5% was noted), and imports – $12.2 billion (an increase of 132.3%).
As a result, the balance of foreign trade turnover amounted to a passive balance worth -$3,809.7 million.
Among the 20 major partner-countries in foreign economic activity, there is an active foreign trade balance with four countries, in particular with Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkey. A passive balance of foreign trade turnover is maintained with the remaining 16 countries.
To this date, the Republic of Uzbekistan carries out trade relations with 167 countries of the world. The largest volume of foreign trade turnover was recorded with China (18.5%), Russia (15.8%), Kazakhstan (8.5%), Turkey (7.0%), South Korea (5.3%), Germany (2.4%) and Kyrgyzstan (2.1%).
In the structure of the republic's foreign trade turnover, a significant share was recorded in Tashkent, which is 37.4%, or $7,672.3 million, and the smallest share was recorded at 0.9% or $184.7 million in Surkhandarya region.