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Uzbekistan

U.S. - Uzbekistan Trade Facts

In 2019, Uzbekistan GDP was an estimated $60.5 billion (current market exchange rates); real GDP was up by an estimated 5.6%; and the population was 33 million. (Source: IMF)

Uzbekistan is currently our 114th largest goods trading partner with $540 million in total (two way) goods trade during 2019. Goods exports totaled $506 million; goods imports totaled $34 million. The U.S. goods trade surplus with Uzbekistan was $471 million in 2019.

According to the Department of Commerce, U.S. exports of goods to Uzbekistan supported an estimated 4 hundred jobs in 2015 (latest data available).

Exports

  • Uzbekistan was the United States' 101st largest goods export market in 2019.
  • U.S. goods exports to Uzbekistan in 2019 were $506 million, up 70.5% ($209 million) from 2018 and up 418.3% from 2009. 
  • The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2019 were: aircraft ($331 million), machinery ($59 million), special other (articles donated for relief) ($35 million), vehicles ($23 million), and miscellaneous chemical products ($13 million).
  • U.S. total exports of agricultural products to Uzbekistan totaled $2 million in 2019.

Imports

  • Uzbekistan was the United States' 148th largest supplier of goods imports in 2019.
  • U.S. goods imports from Uzbekistan totaled $34 million in 2019, up 86.4% ($16 million) from 2018, but down 61.8% from 2009. 
  • The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2019 were: special other (returns) ($22 million), inorganic chemicals ($2 million), vegetables (vegetables, dried) ($2 million), other base metals (molybdenium) ($2 million), and coffee, tea & spice (pepper) ($1 million).
  • U.S. total imports of agricultural products from Uzbekistan totaled $6 million in 2019. Leading categories include: processed fruit & vegetables ($3 million), spices ($1 million), tea, including herbal ($335 thousand), tobacco ($303 thousand), and rice ($66 thousand).

Trade Balance

  • The U.S. goods trade surplus with Uzbekistan was $471 million in 2019, a 69.4% increase ($193 million) over 2018.

Investment

  • U.S. foreign direct investment (FDI) in Uzbekistan (stock) was $82 million in 2019, a 15.5% increase from 2018. There is no information on the distribution of U.S. FDI in Uzbekistan.
  • No data on Uzbekistan's FDI in the U.S. are available. There is no information on the distribution of Uzbekistan FDI in the U.S.

NOTE: No services trade data with Uzbekistan are available.
 

U.S. Goods Trade with Uzbekistan (in millions of dollars)

 

2009

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Total

187.0

227.3

148.2

348.5

150.4

314.9

539.7

Exports

97.5

212.9

138.0

317.9

136.1

296.5

505.5

Imports

89.5

14.4

10.3

30.6

14.3

18.3

34.2

Balance

8.0

198.6

127.7

287.3

121.8

278.2

471.4

 

U.S. Agricultural Trade with Uzbekistan (in millions of dollars)

 

2009

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Total

2.9

11.9

7.7

5.3

10.9

9.4

7.6

Exports

1.8

3.5

3.3

1.1

5.6

2.2

1.9

Imports

1.1

8.4

4.3

4.2

5.2

7.2

5.7

Balance

0.6

-4.9

-1.0

-3.2

0.4

-5.0

-3.9

 

U.S. Manufacturing Trade with Uzbekistan (in millions of dollars)

 

2009

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Total

143.1

169.0

87.8

320.1

63.7

255.0

478.7

Exports

56.7

164.9

80.9

291.9

56.4

244.7

468.8

Imports

86.5

4.1

6.9

28.3

7.3

10.3

9.9

Balance

-29.8

160.8

74.0

263.6

49.0

234.5

458.9

 

Last updated:October 2, 2020