Where to find official statistical data on Uzbekistan?

Hurriyat Khudoykulova

Uzbekistan 03.11.2023

Getting your hands on official statistics concerning population demographics, trade, healthcare, economic indicators, etc. in Uzbekistan can be a bit of a puzzle, especially if you're not well-versed in the country's Open Data projects. But here's the good news: Hurriyat Khudoykulova, has prepared a list of the foremost national official websites, meticulously selected to provide you with comprehensive access to official statistical data pertaining to the Republic of Uzbekistan, so you can use it as a source for your research. Read and enjoy!

About the author: Hurriyat Khudoykulova is the Associate Professor at the Department of Probability and Mathematical Statistics at the National University of Uzbekistan, She also served as the National Researcher in charge of data for the Republic of Uzbekistan for the first edition of the Global Data Barometer (2020–2021).

1.    Open Data Portal of the Republic of Uzbekistan

The Open Data Portal is the first on our list, and it's a valuable resource for local scientific organizations, higher education institutions, IT organizations, and other specialists. It offers access to government statistical data for research and even the use of AI software. The portal covers a wide range of topics, including trade, the environment, healthcare, real estate, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), and more. It operates under a government resolution, and the Agency of Statistics under the President of Uzbekistan is a major contributor to the portal.

On the portal, you can find data from 21 ministries, 15 state committees, 25 agencies, 14 local executive authorities, 14 banks, and other top organizations. The details of these organizations are available in the organization section of the portal.

However, there are some limitations to the website.The platform lacks the ability to easily sort data by year, making the tracking of trends over time challenging, and the search feature is not always user-friendly. It's important to note that various websites have been created using data from this portal, but they might not have official status. One such example is Orginfo.uz, which offers data on companies registered in Uzbekistan, including details on their activities, addresses, registration dates, founders, and managers.

2. The official website of Statistics Agency under the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan

The official website of the Statistics Agency under the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan provides valuable resources for those seeking data on the national and regional levels. The platform allows you to easily sort data by year in the designated section, making it more user-friendly for researchers and analysts.

In a significant development, the data available in the open data section was adapted to meet the rigorous standards of the Open Data Inventory (ODIN) international rating methodology in 2020. Notably, Uzbekistan secured the prestigious first place in Central Asia, underscoring its dedication to transparent and accessible data. In the latest ODIN 2022/2023 rating, Uzbekistan, with a score of 70 points, climbed to the 30th position in the global ranking while maintaining its 1st place in Central Asia. For reference, the overall scores for other countries are:

  • Kazakhstan 63.1
  • Kyrgyz Republic 51.0
  • Tajikistan 41.8
  • Turkmenistan 1.3

The following are the databases formed by the Statistics Agency under the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the official sites where they are published:

The National Summary Data Page (NSDP) of Uzbekistan 

The National Summary Data Page (NSDP) is a data portal for countries participating in data dissemination standard programs such as SDDS Plus, SDDS, and e-GDDS. The NSDPs allow users to access data, view metadata, or browse links to online datasets for all available categories for a country, even if these categories are compiled by multiple statistical agencies. For countries participating in SDDS Plus and e-GDDS, the NSDP enables automatic exchange and sharing of statistical data and metadata in SDMX, a standard for machine-to-machine transmission.

Please visit the DSBB home page for more details.

  • Statistics portal of the Republic of Uzbekistan 

This portal was created to make official statistical data easily accessible to users while also adhering to the standards of the SDMX framework, which is recommended by international organizations for the electronic exchange of information and metadata The portal hosts over 2,000 official statistical indicators, and for users' convenience, these indicators can be downloaded in five different formats and seamlessly integrated into other systems.

  • Gender statistics 

This is the first attempt to create an electronic database of gender statistics with the aim of further improving gender-related information and the regular and timely release of gender-disaggregated data.

  • Population Census Data

The upcoming Population Census of 2023 in Uzbekistan is set to take place from November 1 to November 25, 2023. During this period, the census is anticipated to involve one registrar who will, on average, study approximately 750 households within the span of one month. This extensive undertaking aims to complete all interviews within a condensed timeframe of 25 days.

  • Sustainable Development Goals in Uzbekistan

On this website you can find information about Uzbekistan’s progress in achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals. In order to organize systematic work for the consistent implementation of the SDGs, the Ministers approved 16 National Sustainable Development Goals and 127 related tasks for the period until 2030.

3. Data about the socio-economic development of the regions of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the assessed development rating (in Uzbek only).

The information available on the website is sourced from the Ministry of Economy and Finance of the Republic of Uzbekistan. This platform also features data supplied by various state bodies and organizations, covering the 14 regional administrative divisions of Uzbekistan.

4.  Open Budget Portal of the Republic of Uzbekistan

This portal was created as part of a project called "Financing Sustainable Development in Uzbekistan," which is a joint effort by the Ministry of Economy and Finance and UNDP. The main purpose of it is to provide information about the budgets in Uzbekistan, how they work, and how they are organized. Additionally, it has these important functions:

  • It allows the public to oversee how the government spends its budget.
  • It shares information about activities that are looking for funding from local budgets, helping the public form opinions.
  • It gives citizens a way to report violations of budget laws and suggest improvements to the budget process.

5. A Web-portal of "Uzbekistan in international rankings" 

The portal provides data on Uzbekistan's international rankings, annual reports, and recommendations from global organizations and experts to improve various areas. It's maintained by the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Justice, and the Ministry of Information Technologies and Communications Development to ensure its continuous operation and updates.

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