Uzbekistan - Foreign trade



While supplying the former USSR with light industry goods (mainly cotton fiber), basic equipment related to agriculture and agricultural processing, and some oil, Uzbekistan has been highly dependent on the other former Soviet republics for critically needed grain, food, machinery, and other industrial inputs.

In 1998, exports included cotton, gold, natural gas, fertilizers, ferrous metals, textiles, food products, and automobiles. Imports included grain, machinery and parts, consumer durables, and foods.

Principal trading partners in 1998 (in millions of US dollars) were as follows:

Uzbekistan

COUNTRY EXPORTS IMPORTS BALANCE
Russia 472 529 -57
Tajikistan 181 339 -158
Turkmenistan 155 7 148
Italy 148 74 74
Korea 129 422 -293
Germany 117 304 -187
France 88 152 -64
Kazakhstan 60 164 -104
United States 31 162 -131
Ukraine 27 153 -126
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