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Export facilitation – diversification by commodities and geographical structure

Research areas: Social Transformation

Duration: December 2009 - November 2010

Export facilitation – diversification by commodities and geographical structure

One of the strategic aims of Uzbekistan government is to increase export and improve its structure. As a result of implementation of this strategy in recent years a comprehensive system of government support for export facilitation was formed. This has led to an accelerated growth of export volume as well as the increase of the share of finished commodities with a relatively high value-added in the export structure.

However, analysis shows that finished commodities comprise only ¼ of the total export. Moreover, it is important to note, that finished commodities comprise ½ of the total export to CIS countries and only 15% of the total export to other foreign countries. This situation makes the economy of Uzbekistan more vulnerable to the change of price for raw materials on the world market as well as the change of the economic situation in some countries and regions. Therefore, one of the main priorities of economic policy at the moment is not only to ensure high rates of total export growth, but also to stimulate growth of the share of final goods with high value added in the total export and ensure export diversification by commodities and geographical destinations.

The aim of the research is to analyze the opportunities of Uzbekistan for diversification of export by commodities and geographical destinations by the means of raising the competitiveness of economy and promoting goods of national producers to foreign markets. Practical recommendations for the implementation of this strategy will also be developed in the research paper.


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