From January to July this year, Uzbekistan’s textile and garment exports increased 112 per cent to $1 billion.
This was due to the opening of new markets and developing new products. During the period, Uzbekistan exported textile and garment products to 57 countries and regions around the world.
The main destinations were: Russia which formed 39 per cent of the total exports from Uzbekistan, China which received 18 per cent of exports from Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan which accounted for 13 per cent of the exports and Turkey which received 12 per cent of the exports from Uzbekistan.
In addition to traditional markets, Uzbekistan also exported to Hungary, Slovakia and Greece. With the support of the Uzbekistan Embassy in Kuwait, Uzbekistan realized exports to Kuwait for the first time this year.
Uzbekistan also optimized the export commodity structure of its industry by increasing the proportion of value-added finished products such as knitwear and ready-made garments to 51 per cent.
It also started exporting new products such as protective masks and protective clothing. Uzbekistan textile companies currently produce 6 million masks and 10,000 sets of protective clothing per day, and export them to Russia, Kuwait, Ukraine, Belarus, Georgia and other countries.