Number of newly established enterprises in Uzbekistan makes up 33,900

Tashkent, Uzbekistan ( -- About 33,900 new enterprises and organizations were created in Uzbekistan in January-July 2018, which grew by 6,300 units compared to the same period of 2017, the State Statistics Committee of Uzbekistan said.

Number of enterprises and organizations, which ceased their operations, decreased by 13.9% year-on-year in the reporting period to 4,000 units.

As a result, the number of operating enterprises and organizations has increased by 24,100 units since the beginning of the year (8.4%) and exceeded 309,600 units. The largest share of operating enterprises and organizations was observed in Tashkent city (21.2%), Tashkent region (9.6%), Ferghana (9.0%) and Andijan (8.6%) regions.

Of the total number of operating enterprises and organizations, the share of enterprises and organizations in the sphere of trade accounted for 22.0%, industry - 17.2%, construction - 8.8%, agriculture, forestry and fisheries - 7.5%, housing services and food - 6.0%, transportation and storage - 4.1%, information and communications - 2.2%, health and social services - 2.1% other areas of economic activity - 30.1%.

In January-July 2018, the number of newly created enterprises and organizations reached 33,926 units, which is 22.6% more than the same period last year.

The largest part of newly created enterprises and organizations falls on city of Tashkent (7418 units), Tashkent region (3304 units), Ferghana region (2814 units) and Samarkand region (2760 units). The smallest falls on Syrdarya (930 units), Navoi (1316 units) and Khorezm (1338 units) regions.

Largest number of newly created enterprises and organizations were established in trade (7045 units), industry (6561 units), construction (3871 units) and agriculture, forestry and fisheries (3630 units). The lowest number is observed in the sphere of health care and provision of social services (750 units), information and communication (754 units), as well as in transportation and storage (1160 units).

The number of operating commercial enterprises and organizations as of 1 August 2018 made up 252,400 units, of which 71,800 units are private enterprises, 13,900 units - family enterprises, 159,300 units - limited liability companies, 600 units - joint-stock companies and 6,800 units - other enterprises.

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