Volume of construction works in Uzbekistan makes up 31.58 trillion soums

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Tashkent, Uzbekistan — In January-May 2020, the volume of construction works in the Republic of Uzbekistan made up 31.58 trillion soums, which fell by 1.8% compared to the same period of 2019, the State Statistics Committee of Uzbekistan said.

It was known that the volume of construction work is formed by their composition, carried out by large construction organizations, small enterprises and microfirms, as well as the informal sector.

Construction work is carried out by organizations of state and non-state forms of ownership.

As of 1 June 2020, the number of enterprises and organizations in the construction sector reached 38.3 thousand units and, compared with the same period of last year, it increased by 6.5 thousand units.

The main factor in the growth in the number of construction enterprises and organizations was an increase in specialized work by 13.0% (the share of their total number is 57.9%), in the construction of civilian facilities the number of enterprises and organizations increased by 32.1% (a share of their the total number is 9.7%), in the field of construction of buildings and structures – by 32.6% (the share of their total number reached 32.4%)

The highest share in the number of construction enterprises in the republic was observed in Tashkent city – 18.5%, Tashkent – 8.5% and Kashkadarya – 8.2% regions

The volume of construction work carried out by large construction organizations in January – May of this year amounted to 8 154.0 billion soums. Compared with 2019, in the period under review, the growth rate of construction work amounted to 107.4%, and their share in the total volume increased by 2.2% and amounted to 25.8%.

The highest share in the volume of construction work performed by large construction organizations was noted in Tashkent city (20.6% of the total volume of construction work in this region, or 104.2% of the corresponding period in 2019), Navoi region (3.9 % of the total volume of construction work in this region, or 99.6% of the same period in 2019) and Tashkent region (3.8% of the total volume of construction work in the region, or 16.8% of the same period of 2019).

The volume of construction work performed by small enterprises and microfirms, compared with other organizations, decreased in January-May 2020, their share amounted to 58.0% of the total, which is 0.3% less when compared with the same period of last year. Thus, the volume of construction work performed by them amounted to 18.31 trillion soums, which decreased by 2.3% year-on-year.

The share of construction work in the informal sector remained unchanged compared to the same period of last year and amounted to 16.2%, or 5 114.2 billion soums, the growth rate compared to January – May 2019 reached 87.6%.

Construction work in the country as a whole, carried out by state organizations, amounted to 1.14 trillion soums, which fell by 20.6% year-on-year. The volume of construction work performed by non-state organizations amounted to 30.44 trillion soums, decreasing by 0.9%, and their share was 3.6% and 96.4%, respectively.

A significant part of the work was carried out in January – May 2020 on the construction of new buildings and structures. So, 70.6% of the total volume of construction work, or 22.29 trillion soums, were aimed at creating new production capacities in the sphere of economy, housing and communal services and other social facilities.

Large construction organizations completed construction work on new construction of 7.3 trillion soums, or 89.6% of their total volume.

Small enterprises and microfirms carried out construction work on new construction in the amount of 10.49 trillion soums, or 57.3% of their total volume.

In the informal sector, construction work on new construction was performed of 4.5 trillion soums, or 87.9% of their total volume.

The main part of the construction work by type of economic activity was the construction of residential and non-residential buildings, as well as the construction of buildings not intended for living.

The share in the total volume of construction work performed by large construction organizations in the overall structure of buildings and structures amounted to 24.7% and, compared with January – May 2019, increased by 1.8 percentage points. The share of small enterprises and microfirms in this type of activity, compared with January – May 2019, increased by 0.6% points and amounted to 53.1%. The share of the informal sector, compared with January – May 2019, decreased by 2.4 percentage points and amounted to 22.2%.

The share of the volume of construction work carried out by large construction organizations in the construction of civilian facilities amounted to 41.4% and increased by 9.7% compared with January – May 2019. Also, the share of small enterprises and micro-firms in the construction of facilities amounted to 58.5% (a decrease of 7.5%), and the informal sector – 0.1% (a decrease of 2.2%).

In the total volume of specialized construction work, the share of large contractors was reduced by 2.1 percentage points and amounted to 16.0%, as a result of which the share of small enterprises and micro-firms reached 84.0% (an increase of 2.1 percentage points).

The highest share in the total volume of works on construction of buildings and structures in January-May of the current year was noted in Samarkand region (81.0% of the total volume of construction works in this region, or 1.64 trillion soums), Jizzakh region (78.4% of the total volume of construction works in this region, or 956.1 billion soums), Fergana region (77.4% of the total volume of construction works in this region, or 1.44 trillion soums)

The highest share in the total volume of construction of civilian facilities in January-May of this year was noted in Surkhandarya (27.3% of the total construction works in this region, or 495.5 billion soums), Khorezm (21.3% of the total construction works in this region in the region, or 214.6 billion soums) and Namangan (18.2% of the total construction works in this region in this region, or 259.2 billion soums).

The highest share in the total volume of specialized construction works in January-May of the current year was noted in the city of Tashkent (22.1% of the total volume of construction works in this region, or 1508.4 billion soums), Tashkent (20.9 % of the total construction work in the region, or 479.9 billion soums) and Namangan (18.3% of the total construction work in this region, or 259.9 billion soums).