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Uzbekistan

2021

Population, million

35.0

GDP, current US$ billion

69.2

GDP per capita, current US$

1,980.2

Life Expectancy at Birth, years

71.8

Despite the fallout from the war in Ukraine, Uzbekistan is expected to grow by 5.3 percent in 2022. The medium-term outlook remains positive, as ongoing economic reforms are expected to continue to invigorate private sector led growth.

Uzbekistan has pursued an ambitious initial set of trade and price liberalization reforms in recent years. However further reforms are needed to continue to spur productivity, private sector-led growth, and job creation. The focus should shift to addressing weak factor markets, high trade and transit costs, dominant state-owned enterprises, the weak regulatory environment, and further strengthening market incentives and sustainability in agriculture and across the economy.

The government recognizes the need for a more inclusive transition. According to the new national poverty line, about 17 percent of the population lived in poverty in 2021. The recent reform efforts to expand coverage and strengthen the targeting of social assistance will be key to supportingt those who may otherwise fall behind.

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Tashkent, +998 71 120-2400
107B Amir Temur Street, Block C, 15th floor, 100084, Tashkent, Uzbekistan
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Almaty, +7 727 377-8220
Central Asia Regional Office: 41A Kazybek bi Street, 4th Floor, 050010, Almaty, Kazakhstan