An old friend is better than two new ones. Uzbekistan imports washing machines mainly from Russia

In January-April 2022, 109.9 thousand washing machines worth $21.4 million were imported to Uzbekistan from abroad, according to the State Statistics Committee.

It turns out that on average $195 per washing machine.

Imports of washing machines increased by 33.6 thousand units compared to the same period in 2021.

Uzbekistan imported washing machines from 16 countries in 4 months.

Among the key importing countries are:

Russia – 64 thousand units;
China – 21.5 thousand units;
Kyrgyzstan – 21.3 thousand units;
Turkey – 1.7 thousand units;
Moldova - 800 pieces;
Belarus - 312 pieces;
Ukraine - 109 pieces;
Italy - 39 pieces.

The editors wondered how many “automatic” washing machines are produced in Uzbekistan. Unfortunately, there are no statistics on this. According to local media reports, Artel Group has been producing five types of automatic washing machines since 2017. Wikipedia says that this Uzbek group of companies is part of the largest private holding in Uzbekistan AKFA Group, whose beneficiary is Dzhakhongir Abidovich Artykhodzhaev

The second major producer of modern "washing machines" was the company "Technopark", established by the Tashkent khokimiyat.

During the visit of the head of state on May 31 last year to this company it was announced that "Technopark" will produce up to 1 million washing machines "automatic" per year.

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