Some 507,300 legal entities registered in Uzbekistan
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) --
As of 1 January 2011, the number of registered legal persons made up 507,300 units, of which 472,800 of them (93.2% of total registered enterprises) are operating, the State Statistics Committee of Uzbekistan said.
The greatest number of enterprises and institutions was registered (excluding private farms) in trade and catering (26.9% of total registered enterprises), agriculture (20.1%), industry (12.5%) and construction (7.9%).
In the total number of registered enterprises the share of enterprises with non-state form of ownership was 92.2%, of which 51.6% - private and dekhkan farms, 21.2% - private enterprises, 0.9% - enterprises with participation of foreign capital, 0.2% - joint-stock companies, and 18.3% – other enterprises.
The number of newly registered enterprises and institutions made up 42,700 in January-December 2010. Their significant number of new enterprises was registered in Tashkent city (16,6% of total registered enterprises in Uzbekistan), Kashkadarya region (11%), Ferghana region (9.1%), Tashkent region (8%) and Samarkand region (7.2%).
In the sectoral structure, 27% of newly registered enterprises fell to share of trade and catering, 25.5% - agriculture and 16.6% - industry.
In the reporting period, about 35,000 enterprises and institutions were liquidated. Out of them 4,751 were liquidated voluntarily in 2010.
In the sectoral structure, 48.7% of liquidated enterprises fell to share of agriculture, 22.6% – trade and catering, and 9.4% – industry.