ADB-Uzbekistan Partnership

Railway line connecting Uzbekistan to Afghanistan. The Asian Development Bank is co-financing a program that could help boost external trade with Uzbekistan by linking the country to its Central Asian neighbors via transport corridors. Photo by: ADB / CC BY-NC

After experiencing robust growth for more than a decade, Uzbekistan is starting to see its economy slow down due to weak exports. Improvement in gross domestic product dipped from 8.3 percent in 2011 to 8.2 percent in 2012. Growth is projected to slow further to 7.5 percent this year.

Nonetheless, the Central Asian country’s economy remains robust, bolstered mainly by high productivity in the manufacturing sector, sustained public investments and healthy private consumption.

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