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Business activity in Uzbekistan. December 2017.

18.01.2018

Business activity in Uzbekistan. December 2017.

In December 2017, the Business Activity Index (IDA), calculated by the Center for Economic Research, was as follows:

● 1377 points (values above 1000 show activity growth, below 1000 - decline, table 1, figure 1), compared to January 2015, and increased by 37.7%;

● 1077 points, compared with the indicator in December 2016 (an increase of 7.7%);

● 1012 points, compared with the indicator in November 2017 (an increase of 1.2%).

The growth in the Business Activity Index in December 2017, compared with the previous month, is due to the following changes in components:

● an increase in the number of transactions on bank accounts of economic entities by 9.3%, versus November 2017;

● a decrease in the intensity of the purchase of raw materials on the commodity exchange, compared with November 2017 (a decrease of 4.3%);

● recession in the component of operating economic entities by 0.2%, compared to the previous month;

● a decrease in the level of business intensity to protect trademarks by 9.3% compared to November 2017.