14 December 2023

Proposals for the development of the automotive industry were considered

On December 14, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev got acquainted with the presentation of proposals for the development of automotive and agricultural engineering, the press service of the head of our state reports.

As a result of the economic reforms being implemented in our country, these industries are being consistently modernized. Despite logistical challenges, car production has tripled in recent years, with total volume expected to reach 415,000 units by the end of this year. In order to eradicate the state monopoly and develop competition in the industry, 3 new private automakers and prestigious foreign brands were attracted. Today, 8 factories in the country produce dozens of types of cars, freight and passenger transport, agricultural and special equipment.

In addition, more than 2 thousand enterprises in the industry closely cooperate with each other, and 50% localization of components is ensured.

At the same time, there is still a high demand for cars in the market. Competition among automakers is intensifying both in the domestic and foreign markets. From now on, the Uzavtosanoat joint-stock company must make more efforts to expand the model range, improve quality, reduce production costs, and work in a competitive environment, it was noted at the meeting.

During the presentation, plans and challenges facing the industry were discussed.

In particular, by 2030 it is planned to increase the production of passenger cars in the country to 1 million units. The meeting identified measures that need to be completed within the framework of this task in 2024.

The head of our state emphasized the importance of accelerating the transformation of Uzavtosanoat and reducing costs.

As you know, today the world’s leading automakers are switching to the production of electric vehicles. If domestic enterprises are slow to develop this industry, in the future they will face difficulties in occupying a worthy place in the market.

The first projects in this direction have already been started. It is planned that next year a car plant capable of producing 10 thousand electric vehicles per year will be launched.

The President pointed out the importance of special attention to the production of electric vehicles and ordered the production of components for them.

The country’s agricultural machinery industry produced more than 3.5 thousand units of equipment this year. By 2030, it is planned to increase this volume to 16 thousand per year.

An agricultural engineering cluster was created in Chirchik. Its annual production capacity is 15 thousand tractors, trailers and other equipment. However, the system for selling them does not meet the requirements of the time.

In this regard, it was emphasized that it is necessary to expand incentives for the purchase of domestic equipment, increase the interest of clusters and farmers, create a portfolio of orders, and additional measures were identified. The goal has been set to bring the localization level of domestic tractors to 35 percent, and suspended equipment and trailers to an average of 60 percent.