Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan is a robust nation with vast natural gas and metal reserves. It sits in the borders of 5 countries. It is a secular Republic with diverse cultural heritage. Its economy relies mainly on commodities such as gold, uranium, natural gas and cotton.

After the collapse of the USSR, the country is still considered within it transitionary stage to market economy, government control are still in effect deterring foreign investment and imports. In spite of this, Uzbekistan is still considered one of the fastest growing economy in the world.

This is due to the recovery of commodities such as gold and cotton in the world market, as prices of these commodities have risen since the crisis. Its GDP rose from 9% to 11% from 2003 to 2005. This is a phenomenal increase by world standards from a transitionary state.

Population
31 025 500

GDP per capita
$3,500