NEWS AND EVENTS
January 27, 2014
Uzbekistan: Share of services in GDP reaches 53% in 2013
Share of services in gross domestic product (GDP) of Uzbekistan made up 53% in 2013, the President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov said at the session of the Cabinet of Ministers of Uzbekistan on 17 January 2014.
The session summed up results of social-economic development of Uzbekistan for 2013 and approved main priorities of economic programmes for 2014.
Speaking at the meeting, he said that services sector play more important role in sustainable development of Uzbekistan’s economy. He said that in 2013 Uzbekistan adopted additional measures on speeding up services in rural areas in 2013-2016.
Uzbek leader said that over 13,000 service enterprises were created in 2013, including trade-service complexes, mini-banks, insurance companies, etc.
He said that the volume of rendered services rose by 13.5% in 2013 and it share in GDP made up 53% in 2013 against 37% in 2000. He said that Uzbekistan is close to achieve results of developed countries in the service sector.