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25 February, 2021updated 29 Oct 2021 18:11

Investing in Uzbekistan: what you need to know

All of the key data and information needed when considering investing in Uzbekistan.

By Carmen

As of 2021, Uzbekistan has a population of 34.4 million, making it the 42nd largest country in the world by this measure. There are 49.9% males and 50.1% females.

There are 15.9 million people employed in Uzbekistan, with an unemployment rate of 5.4% – 909,561 people.


Uzbekistan is the 204th largest economy in the world with a GDP of $58.8bn.

As of 2018 there were 299,634 students in tertiary education in Uzbekistan, with 3.9 million students in secondary and 2.5 million in primary education. Uzbekistan spent 6.6% of its GDP on education in 2019.

Uzbekistan ranked 69th in the World Bank’s Doing Business Report (2020). In the 2019 report it finished 76th.

Public healthcare expenditure totalled $1.5bn and private healthcare expenditure equalled $1.7bn in 2018.

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