Over 506,500 legal entities registered in Uzbekistan
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) --
As of 1 October 2010, the number of registered legal persons was 506,500 units, 470,800 of them (93% of total registered enterprises) were operating in Uzbekistan, according to the data of the Uniform State Business Register.
The greatest number of enterprises and institutions was registered in trade and catering (27.2% of total registered enterprises), agriculture (19.7%, excluding private farms), industry (12.5%) and construction (8%).
In the total number of registered enterprises the share of enterprises with non-state form of ownership was 92.2% of which 51.3% - private and dekhkan farms, 21.6% - private enterprises, 0.9% - enterprises with participation of foreign capital, 0.4% - joint-stock companies, 18% – other enterprises.
The number of newly registered enterprises and institutions was 34,500 in January-September 2010. Their significant number of new enterprises was launched in Tashkent city (16.5% of total registered enterprises in Uzbekistan), Ferghana region (9.9%), Kashkadarya region (8.5%), Tashkent region (8.3%) and Samarkand region (7.6%).
In the sectoral structure of newly created enterprises, about 28.2% fell to share of trade and catering, 22% - agriculture and 17.1% - industry.
In the reporting period, some 27,700 enterprises and institutions were liquidated. Out of them more than 3,000 were liquidated voluntarily.
According to the State Statistics Committee, about 55,9% of total liquidated enterprises fell to share of agriculture, 19,4% – trade and catering, and 8,1% – industry.