CERR: Socio-economic development of the Republic of Karakalpakstan for 2017-2022

Experts of the Center for Economic Research and Reforms presented the main changes in the socio-economic development of active reforms that took place in the region in 2017-2022.

The Republic of Karakalpakstan has large natural, mineral and agricultural resources, labor potential, road, transport and engineering communication networks, production infrastructure, convenient geographical location and a significant territory.

During this period, the population increased by 7.3%, the gross regional product (GRP) increased by 37.1% (to 29.9 trillion sums), the production of industrial products increased from 6.8 trillion sums up to 17.8 trillion sums (real growth of 21.3%).

The volume of agricultural production increased by 24%, from 5.0 trillion sums in 2017 to 14.4 trillion sums in 2022.

The number of operating enterprises in the region increased by 58% from 19.2 thousand in 2017 to 30.3 thousand in 2022.

In the field of infrastructure development, 2,943 km of water supply networks and 90.8 km of gas pipeline were put into operation during the specified period.

In terms of social protection of the population and the creation of decent living conditions, it is of great importance to solve such tasks as providing the population with decent housing. In particular, over the past 6-7 years, 5,308 thousand square meters of housing have been commissioned in the region, 19.2 thousand places have been created in preschool institutions, 118 thousand places in schools.

During the same period, about 157 thousand jobs were created, and more than $4.8 billion of investments was attracted