Turkmenistan in January-September 2021 became one of the main exporters of cement to Uzbekistan, shipping 33 thousand tons of it to the Uzbek market.
In the first nine months of this year, Uzbekistan imported 2.2 million tons of cement worth $105.2 million, the Uzbekistan Daily news outlet reported on Thursday.
In addition to Turkmenistan, the main exporters of cement to Uzbekistan are Kazakhstan (964 thousand tons), Tajikistan (560 thousand tons), Kyrgyzstan (547 thousand tons) and Iran (49 thousand tons).
Uzbekistan’s foreign trade turnover with Turkmenistan from January to September of 2021 reached $491.4 million, up 22.1% year-on-year.
Uzbekistan imported $354.5 million worth of Turkmen products during the first nine months of this year. At the same time, the country’s exports to Turkmenistan amounted to $136.9 million.