Data Review #24

BRI in Central Asia: Industrial Projects

Farkhod Aminjonov, Alina Abylkasymova, Anna Aimée, Bahtiyor Eshchanov, Daniyar Moldokanov, Indra Overland, Roman Vakulchuk 


China’s investment in the industrial  sectors of Kyrgyzstan and  Tajikistan has been  on the  rise since  the  1990s. However, this data article shows the recent expansion of Chinese investment also in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. Thus, China has expanded its engagement in the development of local industries in larger countries as well. The projects in Kazakhstan  are  the largest in  terms  of  the  number  and  size  of investments.  China  has  substantially increased the number of industrial projects in Uzbekistan, yet the evidence shows that the costs of the projects are small in scale.

Keywords: BRI, China, industry, Central Asia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan


OSCE Academy / NUPI


Central Asia Data-Gathering and Analysis Team (CADGAT)

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