Uzbekistan has experienced an unprecedented surge in the import of passenger cars from China during the first 11 months of 2023, showcasing a remarkable sixfold increase. Tazabek, citing data from the General Administration of Customs of China, reports that this surge has reshaped the dynamics of the automotive market between the two nations.

Explosive Growth in Passenger Car Imports

In 11 months in 2023, the volume of passenger cars imported from China to Uzbekistan soared to an impressive 83,800 units, totaling a staggering $1.5 billion. This figure, six times higher than previous records, highlights Uzbekistan's increasing reliance on Chinese automobiles. Despite this surge, the average prices for the exported vehicles remained stable at $18,000.

Consistent Momentum: 9M and 8M 2023

The surge in car imports from China to Uzbekistan was already noticeable in the first nine months of 2023, with a 5.8 times increase in imports, reaching 65,300 vehicles. The corresponding monetary value of these imports rose by 5.9 times to $1.2 billion. Despite a slight 2.4% increase in the average car price to $18,600, this sustained momentum underscores the enduring trend.

Moreover, the import landscape diversified in 8M 2023, as Uzbekistan significantly boosted its imports of electric vehicles (EVs), witnessing an influx of nearly 1,500 EVs costing $46.4 million. Remarkably, China dominated this segment, supplying nearly 90% of the imported electric cars. The UAE, Germany, and Hong Kong followed, emphasizing the global impact of this evolving trade dynamic.

Electric Vehicle Resurgence in July

July witnessed a notable resurgence in the demand for cars in Uzbekistan, with a particularly significant 40% increase in the sales of electric vehicles. This surge not only reflects the growing preference for environmentally friendly options but also emphasizes the adaptability of the Uzbekistani market to the changing landscape of the automotive industry.

Shifting Trade Dynamics

The continuous growth in the car trade between China and Uzbekistan underscores the evolving dynamics of their automotive market. This speaks to the resilience of the two nations' economic ties and signals a potential transformation in consumer preferences and trade relationships within the region.


Uzbekistan's notable surge in car imports, especially from China, signifies a profound shift in its automotive landscape. The consistent growth in passenger car and electric vehicle imports highlights the country's increasing reliance on Chinese automotive products.

This trend not only impacts the economic ties between Uzbekistan and China but also showcases the adaptability of the Uzbekistani market in embracing evolving global automotive dynamics.