Uzbekistan: Business Guide

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Country Descriptions & Profiles

Note: Includes country profiles from several sources: Business Monitor International, Countrywatch Inc., Datamonitor, EIU, Global Insight, Going Global, Icon Group, OECD, and PRS Group. Select Country Reports from Publications column on the right. Highlights include:

Background Notes on Countries of the World: Uzbekistan

Published by the U.S. government, includes facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, foreign relations and travel/business information.

Uzbekistan Country Monitor

Presents Analyses, Statistics, and Forecasts on the Economy. Includes information on Gross Domestic Product (GDP), Real GDP, Consumer Prices, Foreign Trade, Official Exchange Rate, etc. Also provides Import and Export Statistics as well as the names of important government officials.

Uzbekistan Country Review

Published annually by CountryWatch, provides demographic, economic, business, and environmental data.

Uzbekistan Economic Competitiveness

Published by the Icon Group using vertical analysis or common-sized statements, provides estimates of the financial performance and labor productivity of countries compared to global benchmarks.  Financial analysis includes asset, liability and income structure, ratios, profitability ratios and key percentile rankings. Labor productivity analysis includes asset-labor, liability-labor, and income-labor ratios.

Uzbekistan: A Country Study

http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/uztoc.html

“The Country Studies Series presents a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world and examines the interrelationships of those systems and the ways they are shaped by cultural factors.”

Finance, Trade & Commerce

Doing Business. Benchmarking Business Regulations.

http://www.doingbusiness.org/

Produced by the World Bank, this database provides information on business regulations and their enforcement in many countries. Countries are ranked according to ease of doing business. The Doing Business Indicators are comparable across 175 economies. These indicators include starting a business, dealing with licenses, employing workers, registering property, getting credit, protecting investors, paying taxes, enforcing contracts, and others.

FITA: Uzbekistan Country Profile

http://fita.org/countries/uzbek.html

FITA, The Federation of International Trade Associations, website includes general information as well as information on market access, economic indicators, taxes, labor market, agriculture, media, and more.

Global Edge: Uzbekistan

http://globaledge.msu.edu/countries/Uzbekistan

Created by the Center for International Business Education and Research at Michigan State University ( MSU-CIBER ), globalEDGE contains country specific news, statistics, history, economics, and government data.

Index of Economic Freedom: Uzbekistan

http://www.heritage.org/Index/Country/Uzbekistan

A Web resource evaluating the following areas:trade policy, fiscal burden of government, government intervention in the economy, monetary policy, capital flows and foreign investment, banking and finance, wages and prices, property rights, regulation, and black market.

Statistics & Government Resources

Embassy of Uzbekistan in Washington D.C.

http://www.uzbekistan.org/

Information about business and investment. Also contains information about flora and fauna, education, travel and tourism, visas, immigration, history, geography, people and culture.

Ministry of Statistics

http://www.stat.uz/STAT/index.php?lng=1

Important social, economic and cultural statistics, as well as links to other useful sites.

National Bank of Uzbekistan

http://www.nbu.com/

The official Web site of the National Bank of Uzbekistan includes information on urrency rates, monetary policy, statistics and much more.