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Toshkent, cotton industry, ginning, fertilizer production, Textile manufacturing

Little industrial development occurred in Uzbekistan under Soviet rule besides that related to the cotton industry, such as fertilizer production and ginning. Since independence, however, Uzbekistan has begun to develop its industrial base. Textile manufacturing, which was limited in the Soviet era, is expanding. Automobiles and trucks are assembled through agreements formed in the mid-1990s with German and South Korean manufacturers. Transport and passenger aircraft are produced near Toshkent. Industry, including mining, manufacturing, and construction, employs 14 percent of the workforce. In 2000 it accounted for 23 percent of the GDP.



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Toshkent, cotton industry, ginning, fertilizer production, Textile manufacturing, passenger aircraft, industrial base, GDP, Soviet era, workforce, trucks, Uzbekistan, percent, mining, agreements, German, Automobiles, Transport, construction

 
 

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