Uzbekistan’s foreign trade turnover amounted to $13.15 billion in the first quarter of 2022, up by $5.63 billion or by 74.8 percent compared to the same period of 2021, the State Statistics Committee said.
In the first three months of 2022, the country’s foreign trade deficit amounted to $1.61 billion.
In January-March 2022, exports stood at $5.77 billion, 38.7 percent up from January-March 2021, imports totalled $7.38 billion showing a 44.6 percent increase compared to the same period of 2021.
Uzbekistan’s top trade partners are China, Russia, Turkey and Kazakhstan.
In 2021, the Central Asian country’s foreign trade turnover amounted to $42.1 billion, up from $36.2 billion in 2020. The country’s foreign trade deficit amounted to $8.9 billion last year.