EXECUTION OF THE TASKS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF INDUSTRIAL SECTORS WAS CONSIDERED
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President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev held a meeting on the analysis of the development of industry, production of oil and gas products and regular supply to consumers.
At the beginning of the meeting, officials reported on the volume of production for 9 months of this year, fulfillment of the forecast parameters. It was noted that during this period industrial production amounted to 234.7 trillion soums and increased by 7% compared to the same period last year. Of these, 6.5% fell on the share of the industry’s driver of the economy.
In particular, the automotive industry achieved significant growth rates. In comparison with the corresponding period of 2018, production of cars increased by 40%, trucks - 33%, buses - 3.8 times, automobile engines - 45%.
In other sectors, knitwear production increased by 26%, leather goods by 22%, cement by 18%, cable and cable by 23%, and consumer goods by almost 16%.
In terms of regions, the highest rates were recorded in Andijan, Namangan, Khorezm, Samarkand, Tashkent and Surkhandarya regions.
As a result of the attention paid by the head of our state to the development of small business, decrees and resolutions adopted in this direction, the business environment in the country has improved dramatically.
This can be seen from the beginning of this year, when 72,400 new small businesses were created and about 16,000 new businesses were established in the industry. The total number of small businesses increased by 25% compared to the same period of 2018.
The share of entrepreneurs in the industry is also increasing significantly. For 9 months of this year small businesses produced goods worth 81 trillion soums, which is 34.5% of total industrial output.
Industrial development provided an increase in exports by 24%. In particular, exports of passenger cars increased by 3.3 times, buses by 2 times, trucks by 1.5 times, transformers and batteries by 2.7 times, cable and wiring products by 2.2 times and footwear by 2.1 times. Finished knitwear and garments increased by 25%, knitwear by 31%, finished textile products by 38%, foodstuffs by 14%, non-ferrous metals and their products by 45%, and ferrous metals by 54%.
The Ministry of Economy and Industry was instructed to systematically analyze the state of the industry, to quickly solve problems, and to create a system that would stimulate the industrial potential of the regions. It was noted that special attention should be paid to working with small and medium-sized businesses.
The meeting also analyzed the situation in the oil and gas industry. In the context of large-scale institutional reforms in recent years, the importance of measures to improve the efficiency of the oil and gas sector management and to improve the system was emphasized.
In this regard, some issues in the field, shortcomings in implementation of certain projects were discussed. At the end of the year, it was instructed to compensate for potential backlogs, as well as to generate forecast indicators for the production and distribution of oil, oil products, natural and liquefied gas by 2020.
At the same time, it was emphasized the need to increase the volume of production and processing of hydrocarbon raw materials, to ensure uninterrupted supply of fuel to the economic sectors, population and export, to reduce technological costs and losses.
The heads of the Ministry of Energy and oil and gas companies were instructed to ensure the fulfillment of the forecast indicators for the production and delivery of oil products, natural and liquefied gas to industries and the population.
It is also responsible for the preparation of the autumn-winter season, the targeted use of attracted funds, the formation of additional reserves to increase oil and gas exports, the introduction of a system for monitoring and recording production volumes at the wells. .
To coordinate these tasks it was proposed to establish a working group consisting of the heads of the Accounting Chamber, the Ministry of Economy and Industry, the Ministry of Energy and other relevant agencies.
It is instructed to prepare a report on the ongoing work on the preparation of economic sectors and social facilities for the autumn-winter period, focusing on sustainable provision of fuel and energy resources to our consumers.
Appropriate measures were taken to address the issues discussed at the meeting.