Uzbekistan has newly created more than 3 thousand industrial enterprisesAccording to preliminary data, in January-March 2018, enterprises of the republic produced industrial products for 44.5 trillion sum, the growth rate for the same period of the last year was 111.8%. This was reported by the State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan on Statistics.
The main factor in the growth of total industrial production was the increase in production in the manufacturing industry by 7.6 % (contribution to the increase in total industrial production 5.8 points), mining and quarrying by 36.9 % (contribution to the increase 5.3 points), electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning by 5.2% (contribution to the increase of 0.4 points).
The volume of products produced by enterprises of electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning amounted to 3.6 trillion sum (8.2 percent of the total industry). The dynamic development of industrial activity of small businesses provided the growth of industrial production by the corresponding period last year by 2.8%, while the share of small businesses in the industry was 28.8%.
Today the country has about 51 thousand industrial enterprises. During January-March of the current year, more than 3,000 industrial enterprises were newly created in the republic, of which about 70% are located in Tashkent, Fergana, Andijan, Namangan and Samarkand regions.